When reading the homework story each night, please be sure that your child points to each word. It is very important that they form this ‘one to one’ connection. It is helpful to have them place dots under each word. The homework story will be memorized and that is OK. When reading with them, ask them to go back and find certain words. They should be able to do this by rereading from the beginning or by finding the beginning letter, or perhaps they can read the word.