Here are some general activities that are good to use any time for practicing reading skills.
- Practice your sight words!
- Practice reading the words families in your yellow folder. Make up your own nonsense words to go with each word family.
- Break apart words in different ways (clap the syllables, beginning sound-rest of the word, beginning, middle, and ending sound). The kids can show you the different hand/body movements we use with each skill.
- Go back and forth saying rhyming words (real or make believe) until someone gets stuck.
- Manipulate words by changing sounds “Guess my word. Start with car, add /d/ to the end.” (Say the sound for d, not the letter).
- Listen to a variety of texts. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, magazines, step-by-step instructions. Discuss what you have read/listened to. You can find many books read aloud on YouTube if you do not have the book. Here are a few more options: