Presentation on theme: "Motivating Your Child To Read Date: December 5, 2008 Location: Lincoln Intermediate Unit Presenters: Janet Redding and Tonya Kram WhatWhoHow WelcomePresentersInformation."— Presentation transcript:
Motivating Your Child To Read Date: December 5, 2008 Location: Lincoln Intermediate Unit Presenters: Janet Redding and Tonya Kram WhatWhoHow WelcomePresentersInformation sharing Discuss motivation and the purposes of reading All participantsInformation sharing Learn about different kinds of reading materials, different types of reading and choosing reading materials. All participantsInformation sharing Discover reading processes and how to help students when they are having difficulty All participantsInformation sharing Discuss ways to encourage writingAll participantsInformation sharing Questions and ResourcesAll participantsOpen forum
Why Do We Read? Read to Perform a Task Recipes Following directions Completing an application School assignments Read for Literary Experience Enjoyment Discover new genres Experience new authors and illustrators Read for Information Research Directions Current events Hobbies or interests
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. Emilie Buchwald
What Can We Read? Types of Reading Materials Poetry Fiction Non-fiction Newspapers Magazines Internet Correspondence Environmental Print Advertisements Songs
Ways to Read Read Aloud Silently With a partner Echo Choral Independent
So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky. William James
Ways to Choose What to Read Appropriate Reading Level Five Finger Rule Classroom Level Book Clubs Websites
Five Finger Rule 1.Open a book to any page. 2.Start reading a page. 3.Hold up one finger for EVERY word that you dont know or have trouble pronouncing. 0-1 fingers2-3 fingers The book is too easy. The book is at the interest level-Just right. 4 fingers5 fingers The book is at theThe book is at the frustration level Challenge level-Try it butand is not a good choice for now. be sure it makes sense.
Ways to Choose… Interests Hobbies Games Sports Travel Characters Genres Authors Illustrators Family
There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all. Jacqueline Kennedy
How Do We Read? Before Reading Read the Title Picture Walk Predictions During Reading Confirm or change predictions Question Visualize After Reading Summarize Discuss new knowledge Confirm predictions
Picture Walk Before reading a story, spend 3-5 minutes having your child walk through the book using the pictures to tell what is happening in the story. Assist as needed to build story meaning. Procedure: Begin with a main idea statement Introduce the characters by name Repeat the familiar lines of the story Use the difficult words from the page as part of the walk. Model using the pictures as a way to construct meaning Use questioning techniques. Draw from your childs experiences. Have the child read the story aloud. When he/she is finished reading, return to the picture walk to see if the predictions were correct. Discuss how pictures/illustrations may help to construct meaning.
What if my child gets stuck? Strategies and Coaching Bookmark Think time Try two new things Tell them Praise their attempts Keep it fun! Talk about your own reading.
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Harry S. Truman
Writing Reading and Writing are reciprocal processes. Reading helps to build writing skills and writing helps to build reading skills. Ideas: Write or e-mail friends, relatives, authors, illustrators, etc… Journals: travel, family, round robin Special celebrations Grocery lists Picture books Cards Clues Recipes Schedules Cartoons See Writing Ideas Handout
Thank you for attending. Tonya and Janet The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!