Mrs. Hicks's Webpage

Special Education Teacher

Reading Strategies

Strategies to encourage your child to practice reading at home:

  • designate a special "reading spot"
  • read together (take turns reading aloud)
  • use books that are on their level
  • use books that interest your child
  • praise your child for their effort
  • ask open-ended questions about the content to encourage deep thinking and conversation
    • "Why do you think the character..."
    • "Why do you think the author..."
    • "What if..."
  • when your child comes to a tricky word, encourage them use some of the following strategies:


Reading Level Chart:

F&P text level chartText_Gradient.pdf