Q:

My first grader is doing well in his reading class.The teacher is trying to make the class all active readers.What does that mean?- Confused

A:

These children really interact with what they are reading and tie it back to their own knowledge and experiences. They are good readers.

The following activity helps your children to become active readers:

Have a time when everyone in your house sits in the same room and reads his or her book. Set a timer for five minutes. When the buzzer goes off, ask:

What will the hero do next?

Everyone then resumes reading. Then the next time the buzzer goes off, ask:

Did he or she act as you predicted?

If not, would your prediction have made a better story? Why?