Please encourage your student to read for 20 minutes each night. Those minutes add up over time, and students become better readers with practice. They can read silently or aloud. Ask them questions about what they have read. If they do not like the book they are reading, encourage them to find a book about a subject in which they are interested. If he likes football, encourage him to read fact or fiction sports books. If she likes horses, enourage her to read factual or fictional books about horses and other animals.