Read along with the child, stopping at certain words that he or she knows to allow the child to read the word on his or her own. After reading, bring attention to the words that the child read on his or her own. Count the number of words that they read in the story.
Enjoy reading the story with the younger child, reminding him or her of the previous day’s experience in writing it. For the younger child, the goal is that he or she finds enjoyment in talking about the experience, watching the adult write the story, and then reading it back together.