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1 1 What Makes a Good Book! National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, 2006 Dorothy S. Strickland

2 2 Handouts will be available in Exhibit Hall A in the GWCC and at -- Preschool Policy Brief by Dorothy S. Strickland & Shannon Riley-Ayers “Early Literacy: Policy & Practice in the Preschool Years” & and an excerpt from their forthcoming book “Literacy Leaders in Preschool Settings” A Quick Guide for Directors, Principals, Supervisors, and Teacher Leaders Published by NAEYC and Teachers College Press

3 3 What makes a good book? Reading Aloud to Children -- at home and at school -- has a special role in young children’s literacy development. BUT, WHAT MAKES A GOOD BOOK?

4 4 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #1 It has universal appeal!

5 5 A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

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7 7 Reflection -- Sharing books with children is strong motivation for learning to read. Show your enthusiasm and interest as you read aloud. Listening to fluent reading provides the foundation for fluency

8 8 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #2 It has interesting language! the language flows; it has rhythm; you can play with it

9 9 Honey, I Love Eloise Greenfield pictures by Diane and Leo Dillon

10 10 Reflection -- Language play fosters a sensitivity to the sound system, the foundation for phonemic awareness and phonics. Provides a sense of words and sentences

11 11 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #3 It educates as it entertains!

12 12 Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

13 13 Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

14 14 Reflection -- Informational books of all kinds provide background knowledge about the world, which is essential for vocabulary development and reading comprehension.

15 15 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #4 It evokes discussion!

16 16 Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman Caroline Binch

17 17 Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman Caroline Binch

18 18 Reflection -- Encourage children to – Reflect on what was read; Compare books on the same topic; and by the same author; Help make connections to their lives listening and speaking

19 19 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #5 It provides a sense of history and connection to the past!

20 20 The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin James Cross Giblin Illustrations by Michael Dooling

21 21 The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin James Cross Giblin Illustrations by Michael Dooling

22 22 Reflection -- Extend book experiences through interactive writing. Talk about what was read Save the good ideas by writing them down as children dictate them Read and reread together

23 23 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #6 It introduces children to other cultures!

24 24 Going Home by Eve Bunting Illustrated by David Diaz

25 25 Going Home by Eve Bunting Illustrated by David Diaz

26 26 Reflection -- Sharing books about people from other cultures helps broaden children’s background knowledge and understanding of the diverse world in which we live. Help children understand that the way we live may seem strange to others. Vocabulary & Comprehension

27 27 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #7 It introduces children to varied forms of literature!

28 28 Stringbean’s Trip to the Shining Sea by Vera B. Williams & Jennifer Williams

29 29 Stringbean’s Trip to the Shining Sea by Vera B. Williams & Jennifer Williams

30 30 Reflection -- Knowing something about the structure of stories and informational books supports both – reading comprehension and writing.

31 31 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #8 It’s a classic piece of literature!

32 32 The Illustrated Book of Fairy Tales Retold by Neil Philip Illustrated by Nilesh Mistry

33 33 Reflection -- Classic literature is referred to in jokes, newspaper articles, and modern stories – a key part of background knowledge for – reading comprehension

34 34 Cartoon from the New Yorker Magazine by Shanahan

35 35 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #9 It’s worth reading over and over again!

36 36 Good Night Moon Margaret Wise Brown Pictures by Clement Hurd

37 37 Reflection -- There is value in repeated listening to the same stories and poems. Children memorize portions and gain a sense of comfort and control over knowing what comes next. Shared reading of big books and charts offers children an opportunity to participate in the reading. Builds - concepts about books & print.

38 38 What Makes a Good Book? Dorothy’s top ten #10 It makes you laugh!!

39 39 Raising Sweetness Diane Stanley G. Brian Karas

40 40 Handouts will be available in Exhibit Hall A in the GWCC and at -- Preschool Policy Brief by Dorothy S. Strickland & Shannon Riley-Ayers “Early Literacy: Policy & Practice in the Preschool Years” & and an excerpt from their forthcoming book “Literacy Leaders in Preschool Settings” A Quick Guide for Directors, Principals, Supervisors, and Teacher Leaders Published by NAEYC and Teachers College Press


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