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How to read with your child at home for maximum benefit

posted 9 Sept 2019, 12:29 by web master
Dear Parents,

We are currently trialing a new approach to homework in Scoil Mhuire. We are asking the boys to read for at least 15-20 minutes each night and to discuss one aspect of the book with someone at home. Research demonstrates a range of benefits for parents and kids.

The aim is to increase their enjoyment of homework by making it more of an engaging family activity. You can read with your child, alternate the reading or allow your child to read independently. The most important part is the discussion afterwards. I would suggest you choose a different topic each night to discuss. The topics are highlighted in bold and I have included some sample questions and sample language, which could be used. We look forward to hearing your feedback.

Please see attached document below with suggested questions and discussion topics.
web master,
9 Sept 2019, 12:29