Elephant and Piggy Book Club Letter


February 7th, 2013

Dear Parents,

Your child is bringing home a favorite Elephant and Piggie book (which is probably way above their reading level)! This book is for you and your child to enjoy together.

Depending on your child’s interest, consider these enjoyable ways to read the


Read the book with your child and invite him or her to chime in on familiar

words and phrases.

Echo Reading: You read one page and let your child reread the page.

Taking Turns: You read a sentence and then let your child read the next


  1. Listen to your child read the parts they know well.

  2. Do a choral reading.

  3. Have your child point to the words as you read.

Encourage their efforts.

Remind your child to track the words with their finger. (That is what good

beginning readers do!)

Another helpful technique is to read and track the words together in a relaxed

setting using the Neurological Impress Method. (See that article here)

Some books are so much fun we enjoy reading them and studying the pictures

over and over again. This is one way we develop a love of reading; books become

our best friends. You can probably remember those special books from childhood

that you wanted to hear again and again.

As your child gains confidence, let them practice reading to any appreciative

listener – even the cat or dog or favorite stuffed animal! Please put your initials

under the title of each book after your child has read it with you. Encourage

your child to enjoy reading it to at least three different listeners. We always

say, “The more you read, the better you read… so read, read, read!”

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or comments.


Ms. Flocker and Teacher Nellie Edge

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