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What are some techniques for teaching second graders to read?

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One technique for parents to help teach second graders how to read involves asking the child to read aloud any work brought home from school. For teachers, one idea is to invite an author to the classroom to talk to the kids about the reading and writing process.

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What are some techniques for teaching second graders to read?
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A second grader should have fun while learning how to read. Parents or teachers should find books that are relevant to the child's interests. Parents can to take turns reading a book to each other and discussing it afterwards. When children are able to comprehend what is read, they benefit more from the process. In addition, parents should have second graders read every night after school.

Creating reading and word games is another great way to keep reading fun for second graders. Parents or teachers should reward them when they get words and answers right. When the children act out or draw each sentence or paragraph of a story, the story can become more exciting and engaging for them.

Another tip is to have children repeat unfamiliar words with feeling. Sometimes, figuring out how to pronounce a word distracts the child from remembering what the word means. Repeating new words helps kids make a stronger connection with the word.

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