How to improve Fluency in Reading in your Child
Jul 15, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Reading at the primary level is very different from the middle school level. By the time children reach middle school, their reading requires learning of more complex skills—reading at this age is all about finding information and exploring sources, analyzing content and using it for problem-solving.
Reading should be a fun activity for your child. S/he will begin to understand what they’re reading and will start applying that knowledge in other places and across subjects. Here are some guidelines you can use
Effective Ways to Increase Child's Reading Skills
Let’s have a look at some of the activities you can use to attain success in strengthening your child’s reading skills:
Read aloud a variety of content to your child. Use books of different categories, both easy and difficult, to enhance vocabulary and fluency. Sometimes you should read while your child just listens, and at other times encourage your child to read along with you.
Keep the dictionary handy, instead of a mobile app. Encourage use of a dictionary at all times. Help your child maintain a folder on the computer or a little diary, with all the new words learned. These can be later used in creative writing.
Before reading a particular piece of text, ask your child to think about and visualize what you are about to read. Later ask him/her to write a short summary.
In between reading, encourage your child to use their imagination. For eg., while reading, stop in the middle and ask them to predict what will happen next.
Encourage note taking while reading. Ask your child to sit with a notebook. Make him draw a line dividing the page into two. Towards the end of the reading session, he can write the main ideas and keywords on one side and details on the other side of his memory. [Know - 10 Playful Ways to Improve Child's Memory]
Let them highlight text while reading. Model the skill first by guiding them to highlight only the relevant point, vocabulary, key characters, dates or details.
After you have read the text, have your child identify and retell the causes of actions or events and their effects.
Learn how to improve your child's reading fluency from Saraswathy Janikiraman.
Saraswathi Janakiraman, Phonics Consultant & Storyteller
Phonics Consultant & Storyteller
| Jul 06, 2021
Hello ma'am.. My son is in Grade -3 and I want guidance about how can I improve his reading skills. I see many of his classmates are doing very fluent reading.. He also does but he is not able to read fluently.. His phonics is also not very clear n that's y he feel difficulties in reading too. Pls guide as he is not able to read properly n because of that also he is not able to make sentences, which mostly children are doing in his class. Ma'am I request you to guide that my son lacks concentration in studies as he is a naughty boy and most of the he wanted to play video games, watch videos.. Pls ma'am,Guide how to boost his concentration so that he can take more interest in studies. Thank you Neetu.
| Jul 15, 2021
Ma'am our mother tongue is Hindi still my child can't read Hindi stories in a flow. She does lots of mistakes with matras and gets quite irritated while reading. This has led to her develop a disliking for the subject. How do I help her do away with her inhibitions and make her confident in reading . She is 8 years old . Thanks in advance.
| Jul 15, 2021
What is the right age for a child to be introduced with story books. I want to make bedtime reading a ritual with my 3 year old. Is it too early a age to begin with? I have tried certain times but he would just not take interest in it? How should I go about it?
| Jul 15, 2021
Hello Madam! Ritwik, my son is 6 years old. He doesn't want to practice writing and Does a lot of spelling mistakes. Even repeated dictation tests do not help. Where am I going wrong? How can I help him get a hang of it and on his own be able to spell words? Can this be improved with reading?
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