Last month I gave a presentation to some parents at a local elementary school about what they could do to help their children understand what they read. The reading intervention teacher at the school requested this "mini class" for parents who were interested. The slides to my presentation can be found here. The notes attached to the slides is where the substance of what I talked about can be found.
My presentation covered:
1. The journey of a reader.
2. Words of wisdom from The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (7th edition).
3. Practicing the basics of Dialogic Reading.
4. Practicing asking open-ended questions.