How is reading viewed in your home when it comes to homework? What is the role of the parent when reading at home? In most cases, it comes down to the reason why reading is being assigned. At times its for practicing fluency, decoding or overall prosody. Other times it is serving as a time to introduce the upcoming lesson, and the teachers need the students to build schema from their textbook or shared novel. Other times, it is simply trying to set ritual and routine for your child; hoping that one day reading daily is seen as an enjoyable activity and not at all an “assignment”. In all these examples, parents are an important tool in helping build stamina, expectation and positive connections to reading.
Here is an article that talks a bit about the role of the parent in reading homework. It contains a great little video as well:)