*Share wordless picture books and talk about what’s happening in the pictures.
*Read a broad range of material to your child: picture books, chapter books, comics, poetry, etc.
*Read Books with a lot of expression in your voice!
*Use prompts like, “Did that sound right?”
*Show how to make a best guess as to a word’s meaning and then read ahead to find out if the guess was right
*Share how clues to a word’s meaning can be found in the picture or the paragraph
*Provide experiences for you child. Picnics, museums, farms, library and walks around the block all stimulate conversations!
*Help your child follow their passions: Frogs-snakes-fairy tales-dolls-cars-dinosaurs-whatever-get the books and read them!
Source: “7 Keys to Comprehension”, Susan Zimmermann & Chryse Hutchins