Lucky Listeners Challenge
Do you wonder if your child should read the same book multiple times? Is it okay to let them reread a book that is too easy? Yes and Yes.
Reading an easy book or a book they are familiar with is one of the best ways to practice fluency and build your child's confidence.
Fluent readers are able to comprehend what they read because their mind can pay attention to meaning instead of decoding.
Confident readers read more, and we all know what happens when children read more! They become better readers.
Here's a simple way to encourage your child to reread books they are familiar with.
Create a Lucky Listeners chart. Each time they read a book to someone, the Lucky Listener fills out the chart with their name, the name of the book, and leaves an encouraging comment for your child.
Grandpa and Grandma, babysitter, and aunt can all leave positive comments such as, "You are a great reader!" or "You did a great job reading out loud to me."
After your child reads a book to a handful of Lucky Listeners, she can trade it in for a new one and start all over. Continue the chart for as long as you like and consider a reward or special treat like ice cream or a few hours at the pool once it's complete.
*** If you'd like a free copy of a Lucky Listeners chart, click on the image above, head on over to our Facebook group and once you're in, you can find the Lucky Listeners chart in the FILES section in the group.
I can't wait to meet you there!
Read, read more, read more often. Mary