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Rockaway Meadow School
Reading Incentive Program

Please check with your child at the beginning of each month for information about the Monthly Reading Incentive

 

Build A Better Reader Chart

 

Why Is Reading With Your Child Important?

Reading Aloud…

* stimulates your child’s imagination

*develops your child’s interest in reading and in books

*improves your child’s listening skills

*builds vocabulary

*helps your child to understand stories and “book language”

*provides your child with a positive role model

*CREATES A BOND BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHILD

Helpful Hints

Reading a favorite story more than once
If your child asks for a story to be read again…Read it again! Repetition assists your child in gaining word recognition, story sequence, vocabulary, story book language, etc.

Focus on enjoyment
Choose stories that both of you will enjoy. Think about what your child’s favorite things are or what they like to do.

Read from a variety of genres 
Read traditional tales and rhymes. Books with lots of repetition, predictability, and rhyme are perfect for young readers!

Try to set aside a time to read with your child every night!

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