Valuable Pre-Reading Skills

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Yesterday, I talked about preparing my son to read and I talked about valuable pre-reading skills to integrate into your preparation. Here is a little explanation about what to do with each skill:

Knowing letter names and letter sounds – beginning phonic knowledge

Being able to read his own name– and a few other words

Retelling stories– remembering and saying what happens in a story

Sequencing – putting pictures and events in the right order

Predicting– saying what will happen or might happen next

Picture reading– telling a story from pictures

Matching – spotting what’s the same and also saying what’s different

Sound awareness – hearing sounds, especially at the beginning of words

Rhyme awareness – hearing that certain words rhyme