Guess The First Letter: A Reading Challenge
As your first grader learns to read, experts advise that you aim for a balance: give her lots of time to read to you, balanced by lots of time when you read back to her. When she reads to you, she’s practicing her decoding skills and learning to read text smoothly. When you read to her, you can read more challenging language, and help her stretch.
Here’s a tried and true game challenge that you can use with your first grader the next time you read together. Start at the easy levels and work your way up—this is a useful practice technique through every early reading stage, and it’s even fun to mess around with later on!
What You Need:
- A picture book with clear, fairly large print that your child likes and has read with you at least once before.
- Small post-it flag papers
- A clipboard with a piece of blank paper for scoring