Parents and Carers are important educators and essential in ensuring that their children learn to read. Finding the time in daily routines to listen to children reading can be challenging, but is very important. Some recommendations for the times to set aside for this daily job include:
It is essential that parents and carers listen to readers throughout primary school. It is as important to listen to children read aloud in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 as it is when they first start school.
We ask that parents and carers do ask questions of the children about what they have been reading and these should be on the following areas:
Please see this video for an example of listening to readers. We have actions for each of the types of questions and the video will give you examples.