Provide you with strategies so you can support your reader at home. Let them: Choose the book Choose the place Do you know what Halloween is? What is the boy wearing? What is on the girls head? Why are they wearing costumes? What is this (point to the Pumpkin). What did they do to make the face or the letters? Read at a slower pace and articulate clearly. Track the words (with your finger) as you read. Model reading behavior (holding the book, tracking, turning pages etc.) Point out words that repeat. Talk about vocabulary words. Try to relate it to something they already know. Take more time to read. Review what was read the previous time. Stop at times to clarify, explain, and predict. Ask open ended questions.. What do you think about, how did you feel when etc. Show pictures (if any). Talk about what they visualize. Memorizing is part of pre-reading, its okay. Don’t be alarmed if they confuse p,d,b,q. Point out the letter, name it, tell the sound. Repeat often. If they stop often to chat about the book or something the book reminds them of, let them. They are making connections. Stop when it becomes frustrating for you or the child.