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SPES Parent Academy November 12, 2013
Help kids be successful! Encourage your child to get 30 minutes of exercise. Make sure your child gets enough sleep, nutrition, and exercise. Establish Routines (Homework, Bedtime, & Reading)
Understanding Your Child's Learning Personality Not all students learn the same way. Know your child.
Reading is a complex process that draws upon many skills that need to be developed at the same time. Reading expert Marilyn Adams compares the operation of the reading system to the operation of a car. Unlike drivers, though, readers also need to: 1. Build the car (develop the mechanical systems for identifying words) 2. Maintain the car (fuel it with print, fix up problems along the way, and make sure it runs smoothly) 3. Drive the car (which requires us to be motivated, strategic, and mindful of the route we're taking) Cars are built by assembling the parts separately and fastening them together. In contrast, the parts of the reading system must grow together. The ultimate goal of reading is to make meaning from print, and a vehicle in good working order is required to help us reach that goal.
Choose books that are geared to your childs age and interest. Ensure your child reads in a quiet, comfortable place. Dont focus on books alone. Magazines, recipes, newspapers, environmental print are important. By reading these your child sees that reading is part of everyday life. Provide your child with a variety of experiences (parks, zoos, libraries, museums). Talk about what you saw and did. This develops language ability and LANGUAGE ABILITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR READING.
Always…keep this special reading time POSITIVE. Reading To/With Your Child 1. Give your child information about the story before you start to read. This helps them listen and understand. 2. Allow your child to interrupt you to ask questions or comment on the story. This strengthens thinking skills. 3. Use the time set aside for reading wisely. It should be a time when your child wants to listen/participate and there are no distractions. 4. Try to read to/with your child at least 1 hour per week. Listening to Your Child Read 1. Be a good listener by showing emotion when the story calls for it (amusement, surprise, concern, etc.). 2. Allow your child to re-read stories. Repetition builds knowledge. 3. Give your child some idea of what to expect from the story. Reading is easier when you have an idea of what to expect. 4. Allow your child to stop and discuss the story characters and events. Encourage your child to make predictions. 5. Young and/or struggling readers rely on pictures to fill the gaps when they have trouble with the words. Therefore it is important to discuss the pictures. 6. Ask questions about the story afterward. 7. Invite your child to choose two or three words from the story to add to a word bank or to use in order to write about the story.
Games are great for building memory muscles. Jigsaw puzzles Dominos Memory cards Verbal concentration Word GamesBalderdash, Snatch it, Smartmouth, Boggle, Scattergories, Word Search, Apples to Apples
How Parents Can Support the Common Core Reading Standards How Parents Can Support the Common Core Reading Standards Supporting the Common Core Writing Standards Supporting the Common Core Writing Standards
Parents, teachers, caregivers, and members of the community must recognize the important role they can play in helping children learn to read. The research shows that what families do makes a difference, what teachers do makes a difference, and what community programs do makes a difference. It's time for all those who work with children to work together to ensure that every child learns to read. It is our shared responsibility.
RAZ Kids FCSS Link to ELA/Language Arts FCSS Link to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) FCSS Link to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) FCSS Balanced Literacy Link Lexile SPES Sharks' Cove Link
The honey is sweet, and so is knowledge, but knowledge is like the bee who made the honey; it had to be chased through the pages of a book. -Patricia Polacco "BEE" A READER!!! "BEE" A WRITER!!!
1 relaxed child, bathed, fed, and at peace with the world. 1 book of colorful pictures and/or a good story. 1 accommodating parental lap, complete with owner who enjoys the book and shows it in his face, voice, and whole self. These are to be combined and taken every evening with no interruptions allowed.