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Independent Readers

Recognise and be proud of your child's success in reading


Ensure your child is exposed to a wide range of reading materials


Provide a quiet, well lit study area


Encourage your child to read for different purposes; biographies and novels, instructions for building models or using new technology/appliances, interesting articles in newspapers, to younger brothers and sisters/cousins, for information about a topic, to use the computer, critical reading of advertising


Encourage your child to question the authors opinions and be critical of the text, e.g. ask, "do you agree?" "Why did/didn't you like that story?"


Support your homework by guiding and advising, talking through the work, not doing the work


Encourage your child to use the library regularly


Respect your child's different interests in reading and talk about your different and similar interests