The Mississippi Department of Education’s Summer of Learning and the Strong Readers websites offer great foundational skills to help your student reading. Visit https://mdek12.org/LearningAtHome.
For this activity, use a short story, decodable reader or a poem.
- Time your child reading from start to finish. You can use your smartphone timer, a stopwatch or the second hand on a clock.
- Discuss any words that were read incorrectly before your child reads again.
- Time your child multiple times as he or she reads the entire piece. Pay close attention to speed and accuracy.
- For more reading activities, check out Homer application or the Strong Readers website.
- Homer: This fun and exciting application improves reading fluency, increases academic vocabulary, and helps develop independent reading skills. (For login information, please see your student’s teacher or school administrator.) (K – 2nd)
- Strong Readers: A collection of activities to help elementary students to become strong readers and strong leaders. (PreK – 5th)