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Ascot Heath CE Junior School

Reading

Promote reading fluently

Reading aloud requires rehearsal to experience success.

Let your child scan the page to be read, asking them to identity any tricky words they are uncertain of.

Tricky words

  • ask them what they think it is
  • listen to the attempt – praise the risk taken
  • identify parts of the word known
  • help to blend the parts of the word into one
  • if the word is beyond them then give the word
  • remember the word as it could be reinforced later through conversation

Now fluency has been prepared for:

Encourage expression

Encourage dialects

Enjoy what you hear

If you: 

find books comforting and enjoyable

  • read books
  • discuss books
  • purchase books
  • suggest titles
  • make reading time available
  • have bookcases filled with books
  • read newspapers and magazines
  • ask for quiet while you read


then you are giving a strong message to your children that books are valuable and reading is fun.

The love of reading is formed and encouraged by parents. Your attitude to books and to children reading is observed and imitated.  If you find books enjoyable, read and discuss books and make reading time available, then you are giving a strong message to your children that books are valuable and reading is fun.

It takes time to learn to read fluently and easily, and time to keep up with reading. Encourage your children to find a particular series or author to explore and try to have a book case in each child's room and encourage each child's individual style and taste of reading to evolve.

How to help decode tricky words:

- ask them what they think it is

- listen to the attempt - praise the risk taken

- identify parts of the word known

- help to blend the parts of the word into one

- if the word is beyond them, then give the word

- remember the word as it could be reinforced later through conversation