Parent Magazine Volusia May 2019 - Page 13

Average Readers Choosing high interest books is very important for These kiddos have made good progress throughout the articles, and even reading instructions for putting school year, but they are not yet independent readers. together model airplanes count as reading. Be creative Their fluency is up and down. They may need reminders and find reading materials that motivate your average to ask themselves questions as they read to maintain reader. You’ll be glad you did. average readers. Remember that comic books, magazine the meaning of the words. They’ll tend to focus word by word rather than read smoothly through sentences. They have limited vocabulary, but they are able to read easy books independently. Fluent Readers It’s tempting to think that fluent readers don’t need to practice their reading skills over the summer. After all, These kids need to read books they know well for they’re cruising. But think of the learning opportunities fluency and also tackle some harder books that are they’ll miss if they don’t find good books to read high in interest. They’ll benefit from both independent all summer. practice and some side by side help to encourage good reading strategies such as rereading for meaning, trying something else if the words don’t make sense, and thinking about such story elements as beginning, middle and end, characters and plot. In addition, studies have shown that vocabulary is the single best predictor of success in higher learning and reading is the best possible way to grow vocabulary knowledge. Even fluent readers need to keep honing their skills and may need to branch out into new genres These readers will definitely lose ground if they don’t such as biographies, poetry, science fiction, or topical read during the summer. But with just fifteen to twenty non-fiction books to broaden their reading abilities. minutes of daily reading, they’ll keep the skills they’ve already learned and may even make some progress on their own. Great thinkers are good readers. Independent learners need excellent reading skills to take off on their own projects. Find some lists of excellent reading in various WHAT IS YOUR CHILD DOING THIS SUMMER? The Y offers programming to keep kids active and engaged during the summer months! At the Y, kids can play in a Basketball League, take a Swim Lesson, enroll in Day Camp, or have an outdoor experience at YMCA Camp Winona! TO LEARN MORE VISIT US ONLINE AT VFYMCA.ORG DeLand Family YMCA 761 E Int’l. Speedway Blvd. DeLand, FL 32724 P 386.736.6000 Four Townes Family YMCA 280 Wolf Pack Run Deltona, FL 32725 P 386.532.9622 Holly Hill Family YMCA 1046 Daytona Avenue Holly Hill, FL 32117 P 386.253.5675 Port Orange Family YMCA 4701 City Center Parkway Port Orange, FL 32129 P 386.760.9622 Ormond Beach Family YMCA 500 Sterthaus Drive Ormond Beach, FL 32174 P 386.673.9622 Southeast Volusia Family YMCA 148 West Turgot Avenue Edgewater, FL 32132 P 386.409.9622 V O L U S I A parent M A G A Z I N E | 13