The videos below were filmed so that you, as whānau, have an example of how reading with your child at home could look.
This first video was a book that Manea read in class today - we call this a "seen" text. She is quite fluent with this book as she has already encountered some of those trickier words.
This second video is a book that Manea has not read before - we call this an "unseen" text so she does not know the storyline or any of the topic specific words.
Here are some points to keep in mind when doing reading at home:
- Wait. Wait. WAIT! Waiting is the best thing that you can do as it give your tamaiti time to think about how to fix their mistake.
- Use this phrase "I am not going to tell you, so how can you fix it up? What strategies do you know?"
- Reading is fun! If it's not working that day, you can read to your tamaiti and ask them to help you figure out the words - great practice to help them verbalise their skills!
- Talking about the book before and after can help your reader get into the frame of mind for reading, and talking about it in the end can help your tamaiti process and understand what they have read.