5th & 6th Class: Literacy
Suggestions to Reinforce Literacy Skills at Home
Regular library visits are great for encouraging reading for enjoyment.
Summer Stars Reading Programme
Information on the Summer Stars reading programme for children can be found by following this link:
Other Useful Websites
borrowbox.com are also great reading resources
Family DEAR time
(Drop Everything And Read). How about 10 or 15 minutes a day of quiet reading time for everyone? If it happens around the same time every day, it soon becomes a powerful, positive routine.
Graphic Novels and Comics
Consider alternative forms of reading e.g., graphic novels or comics.
Audiobooks and eAudiobooks
These are great for vocabulary development. Your child could have the book and follow the text while listening.
You might like to create a cosy area especially for reading.
Scrabble, Boggle, Pictionary are a fun way to reinforce literacy skills.
Encourage your child to keep a Summer scrap-book or journal.
Fighting words has creative writing tips for young writers and also runs Summer workshops in creative writing.
The 100 Word Challenge is another excellent website for short snappy writing activities.
Give your child the task of navigating/planning the route of a journey to practice their map-reading skills.
Your child might enjoy a pen-pal exchange with a friend or relative who lives at a distance.