• Reading Tips

    The CHISD academics department recommends that parents:

    • Encourage your child to read 20 minutes every day.
    • Talk to your child's teacher if they need more help.
    • Talk to them about their homework. Have them read the questions and answers to you.
    • Don't forget, reading doesn't always mean books. Kids can read age-appropriate magazines or websites. 

    Check out these additional tips. 

    • Make sure your home has a lot of reading materials that are appropriate for your child. Keep books, magazines and newspapers in the house.
    • Ask your child to read aloud to you.
    • To check your child’s understanding of what she is reading aloud, occasionally pause and ask her questions about the characters and events in the story.
    • Before reading to the end of a story, ask your child what he thinks will happen next and why. 
    • Ask your child to tell you in her own words what happened in the story you just read together.
    • Promote a positive attitude about reading in your household.
    • As you read to your child, point out spelling and sound patterns such as cat, pat, hat.
    • When your child reads aloud to you and makes a mistake, point out the words he has missed and help him read the word correctly.

    * Source: U.S. Department of Education

    Reading Links


    Storyline Online


    International Children's Digital Library


    Clifford the Big Red Dog Interactive Storybooks

    PBS Kids

    Seussville Tips for Reading with your Children

    Brain Pop Jr.

    Highlights Audio Books

    Poetry 4 Kids

    Time magazine for Kids

    Arcademics Skills Builders - Language Arts