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You will learn… Why book selection is important. What is a just-right book? Strategies for helping your child choose books. Tips for reading with your child. Image: clipart/clip/libraryreader.html
Why is book selection important? Your child will become bored with reading if a book is too easy. There isnt enough substance in the book to keep your childs interest. Your child is not being an active reader. Applying reading skills and strategies is not required so they are not practiced and developed.
Why is book selection important? Your child will become frustrated with reading if a book is too hard. He/she is too overloaded with trying to decode words and is not able to make sense of the text. The book is too challenging for your child to comprehend. If your child is not comprehending, your child is not reading!
Why is book selection important? If a book is too easy or too hard, your child will not enjoy reading. Selecting just-right books is vital if you want to encourage your child to be engaged in reading, enhance their reading skills and strategies, and develop a love for reading. Image: bookworm/graphics-bookworm gif
What is a just-right book? Think about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Use the Goldilocks Rule! Image: AAAAAAAAHQM/tTUXGEQJhnM/s1600/goldilocks_porridge.jpg Goldilocks loved the chair, the porridge, and the bed that were just-right. How do you know if a book is just-right? Students love reading books that are just-right. They arent too easy, but they arent too hard either.
The Goldilocks Rule: A Strategy for Finding a Just-Right Book The Goldilocks Rule: Papa Bear says: Mama Bear says: Baby Bear says: Follow these three instructions for using the Goldilocks Rule: Turn to a page in the book. Read the page. Hold up a finger for every word you dont know. Images:
Is this book a just-right book? 0-1 Unknown WordsThe book is too easy.2-4 Unknown Words The book is just-right! 5 or more Unknown WordsThe book is too hard. Using the Goldilocks Rule, you can determine if the book is going to be too easy, too hard, or just-right! Check out the following link for additional clues for determining if a book is just-right:
Using Questions to Guide Book Selection: When helping your child choose a book, have your child ask him/herself these questions: What subjects do I like to read about? What types of books do I like? What authors do I like? For an example of using this strategy, watch this video: A Closer Look At Choosing A Book I Discovery Education
Tips for Reading at Home with Your Child: Read, read, read! Read every day. Encourage your child to read aloud to a family member, pet, or even a stuffed animal. Help your child use his/her reading strategies to figure out unknown words instead of giving the word. Some reading strategies that we learn are : Get your mouth ready by saying the first sound Sounding the word out/Stretching the word Looking at the picture clues Skipping the word and thinking about what would make sense Rereading For more tips, visit:
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