17 great reading strategies from a first-grade teacher

Sue Leary, first-grade teacher at Peach Plains Elementary School in Grand Haven, Michigan, offers 17 reading strategies to help you help your child become a strong reader. Summer is made for being outside and soaking up sunshine and fresh air. We sometimes forget that it also opens up time for reading. Grown-ups hear about good “beach reads,” and it’s important to keep kids reading, too. Libraries offer summer reading programs, usually with rewards and incentives that go hand-in-hand with the “get reading” challenges. Vacations offer news sights, sounds, and signs. However, rainy days get sprinkled here and there, and bedtime may come later, but it’s still an ideal time for stories. Reading involves so many combined skills.