Make up a funny story using words they are learning to read.
Here’s a story I made up using words from Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading.
My son is actually pretty good at reading for a 5-year-old, well at least I think he is.
Since he’s my son-I know he’s a genius. But little Einstein here doesn’t like to read.
But he does like tic-tac-toe, so we combined reading and the game.
For each word he read, he could draw his “O”. Then for each sentence he read, he could take his turn again.