Talking with your child is important because it helps her organize her thoughts and gives her practice using text to support her opinions. These discussions can be fun and informative for both you and your child. It is easy to talk with your child every day. It can be as simple as asking her opinion about a current event or talking about what she learned in science class. Make these every day connections with your child. Use the topic picker to find something to discuss and to practice the skills she will need to read informational text.