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P.R.I.D.E (Practicing Reading Intervention Develops Excellence) is a specialized reading program that serves children in the first grade to provide them with extra reading instruction in a one-on-one setting. The program is made effective through the teaming of the classroom teacher, the PRIDE teacher, and the parent.
There are many things that you can do at home to help ensure your child's success in reading. Reading with your child is probably the most effective way to help him/her. Involve your child in the story as you read together. Here are some activities to try while reading aloud:
*Spend at least 10 minutes reading aloud to your child every day.
*Find a special place to read that is free of distractions.
*Be enthusistic while reading. Your child will pick up on this!
*Use expression while reading. Model what good reading should sound like.
*Point to the words as you read them. This is especially important for a beginning reader.
*Discuss unfamiliar vocabulary.
*Ask your child questions about the story as you read such as:
What do you think will happen next?
Does this story remind you of anything?
How would you change this story?
*Read stories to your child that are on their grade level, but also read stories to them that are above their grade level to help further develop their vocabulary.
ONCE YOUR CHILD LEARNS TO READ TO YOU, REMEMBER TO CONTINIE TO READ TO YOUR CHILD ALSO!