Have you ever spoken with a doctor, auto mechanic, or computer support person that has given you advice or directions in a language that was difficult to understand?  This is comparable to reading a book that is too difficult.  For readers to have high success in reading, they must spend time reading material they can read with 99 to 100 percent accuracy.  We encourage students to select books that are a good fit so that they are successful and enjoy reading.  Working on the strategy of reading appropriate level texts that are a good fit will help your child read smoothly, 
engaging in texts they can read without difficulty.
How can you help your child with this strategy at home?
                    1. When your child goes to read a text, have him or her use the IPick 

                    method to explain why that specific text was chosen.  
                    2. Help your child recognize when a text is too difficult.  They are

                    taught to ask:
                           a) Are there two or more words on a page that I don·t know?
                           b) Is this book hard to understand?
                           c) When I read it does it sound choppy and slow?

Thank you for your continued support at home!

Please go to your child's blog site to see them reading and explaining a good fit book for them. 

Written by: Allison Behne © www.thedailycafe.com
Ideas and strategies are taken from: The CAFE Book, written by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser

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