Here are some reading questions you can ask your child before, during and after reading their library book. It is important to take the time to read with your child on a daily basis and discuss the book. Your child should read aloud to you every day. This helps with their fluency, comprehension, articulation and vocabulary skills. Please click the link to view the list of general comprehension questions.
Before During and After Questions for reading
Roald Dahl J.K. Rowling Michael Murpurgo David Walliams
Marita Conlon-McKenna Enid Blyton
(Jacqueline Wilson has some fantastic books for this age group, but do be aware that she also writes for teens and some of her books are inappropriate for primary school).
Here are some excellent books that 4th class girls have recommended;
- Harry Potter series
- Billionaire Boy
- Percy Jackson series
- The Secret Garden
- Mallory Towers
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Wizards of Once
- The Nine Lives Triology
- Tom Gates
- Auggie and Me
- Black Beauty
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- The Heros of Olympus
- The Faraway Tree
- Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Be aware of your own daughter’s ability when helping her choose books. Read the blurb together and discuss the choice.
Summer stars have some great tips on how to choose a book with your child, engaging reluctant readers, reading development etc.
When children come across new words in different contexts they develop a stronger understanding and a more detailed vocabulary. Try using new vocabulary from the reading in daily conversations.
Here are some activities to help you practise your spellings at home. All you do is click on the PDF link below and print out these activities. Have a spare spelling copy at home and choose one of these activity cards each evening.
This is also a great website to practise your spellings through online activities and games. You have to register first for a free account (ask an adult for help with this) and then add in your list of spellings each week as you go. There is also a link for some commonly misspelled words. Practise a few a theses each evening/week using the website.
commonly misspelled words
Have fun learning to spell 🙂