I'm sending home The Red Set of Brand New Readers for the parents of the child I'm tutoring this summer. I'm working on phonics in a number of ways. I like to combine other reading behaviors with phonics to teach a child to think and ask questions while reading.Brand New Readers are great for parents to introduce the story and plant some of the language of the story in a beginning reader's head. A reader will combine thinking about the story, picture clues, and print to be successful. I recommend combining phonics books with easy reader books to teach beginning readers.
Here's a sample page of an introduction to one of the stories in Brand New Readers Red Set.
I'm only tutoring this student once a week for two months, so I'm encouraging as much parental support as possible. I'll also be sending home all the books we have read during tutoring sessions for extra rereading practice.
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