Reading tip for relcutant readers - don't underestimate the power of reading to your child.
Lots of parents think that as soon as their child is a confident reader they don't need to read to them any more & this is not the case.
Reading aloud to more confident readers allows them to concentrate totally on comprehension & not have to worry about decoding, it helps them develop expression, expand their vocabulary, & allows them to experience books they wouldn't tackle alone.
Last year when my son was in year 5 we read 'The Hobbit' together. He loves magic & fantasy so this was right up his street. Once I'd put little brother to bed we sat together on the sofa & enjoyed our book time. Sometimes, I'd get him to read a page, but more often I did the reading. Gentle discussion about a few topics served as comprehension practise, I'd also check he knew the meaning of new words. It was a really enjoyable time & now we've put the dreaded 11+ behind us we're going to start on 'Lord of the Rings.'
Sorry, I didn't mean it to sound like a lecture
, just a more enjoyable & possibly more effective way of expanding their reading