Choose a book your child will enjoy reading—fiction, nonfiction, fantasy or biography. It should be harder than anything he could read on his own. Ask his teacher for suggestions. Read the book together. You may read a sentence and then have your child read the next sentence. Later, you can read longer passages before you switch. Stop often to ask questions. Before you start to read, you might ask questions like these: • What do the book cover, the title and the introduction tell you about the book? • What do you think the book is going to be about? • Have you read anything like this before? While you’re reading, ask questions that will encourage your child to think more deeply: • Do you think the author has really known places and people like those in the book? • If not, what sort of time and place did the author come from? • Does this remind you of any feelings you’ve had? Of any other book you’ve read or TV shows you’ve seen?
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