An Engaged Reader

What do good readers do to understand and to stay engaged while reading?

Based on "7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Kids Read It and Get It!" by Susan Zimmermann & Chryse Hutchins and Reading for Meaning by Debbie Miller

How Can Parents Raise an Engaged Reader?

Model Reading

  • Reading yourself

  • Reading for different purposes

  • Reading aloud using different voices and pace

  • Echo reading- reading a sentence or phrase and
    have your child copy or echo it exactly with the same
    expression and fluency

Model Thinking - Thinking aloud
(verbalize your thinking to your child)

  • Sensory images

  • Connections you made

  • Questions you have as you read

  • Fix- up strategies


Good Readers