Observe the adult and child reading familiar books together.
The adult starts reading a familiar page and lets the child finish reciting the text. (For example, “What’s next?”)
The child remembers key words, phrases, and whole lines from familiar books.
As the child becomes more familiar with a book, early childhood educators and parents should involve the child in the reading. Rhyming and predictable books or simple storybooks are easier to remember. Many adults read straight through a text to the end without letting the child help. Help adults understand the importance of the child participating in reading and discussing each page.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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