1. Let him read his stories to you. Ask questions to encourage him to add information (“What did you do with your friends at recess?”) or to clear up a confusing part (“Who said, ‘Let’s go home’-you, or your brother?”).
2. Even if he isn’t writing sentences yet, he can tell you stories. He might describe the new class pet or something funny that happened at lunch. He’ll practice relating events in a logical order, and that can help when he puts his thoughts and ideas down on paper.
Published in Reading Connection: Tips for Reading Success