Below are some suggestions and links to help you support your child with reading at home.
1). Listen to your child read their school reading book – by Year 3 many children are fluent readers who like to read independently. However, your support is still needed to help them develop their reading skills, especially their comprehension. Please try to read with them each day, even if it is just for 5 minutes before you leave them to continue reading independently.
Word decoding. Help your child decode words they are struggling with – ask them:
Attached: Set 1, Set 2, Set 3 and additional Sounds Sheet.
Comprehension. Help them build their comprehension skills by asking questions/ chatting about what they have read. Your child will be familiar with the following terminology:
Attached: Parent Reading Questions sheet – gives a wider range of questions for the areas above.
Log your reading with your child on Boom Reader, including specific comments e.g.
2). Accelerated Reader Quizzes.
For most children in Year 3, their school reading book has an Accelerated Reading level and Quiz code on it.
The very short online comprehension quizzes help us track your child’s progress.
Quizzes should be done within 24 hours of finishing the book so it is still fresh in your child’s mind.
Quizzes can be completed at school or at home on any device that can access the internet.
If it is possible to complete the quiz at home then the link is:
This will take you to a screen that your child should recognise. See the attached ‘Logging on to Accelerated Reader’ guide if your child needs support. Your child’s individual login details was handed out at Parent Consultations in March 2023
3). Read to your child.
Read books that are appropriate to your child’s age but beyond their reading ability. This can help to build their love of reading through more exciting story-lines, whilst more detailed plots to chat about can help to develop their comprehension skills (see Parent Reading Questions sheet).
The following websites provide great ideas for books appropriate to your child’s age which could be requested from your local library.