Presentation on theme: "Improving Standards in Literacy Parent Information session"— Presentation transcript:
1 Improving Standards in Literacy Parent Information session Jenna JonesLiteracy/Numeracy Project Coordinator
2 Was it a positive experience? Who taught you to read?Was it a positive experience?Research undertaken by Literacy Matters states that over 80% of those surveyed believed that their parents taught them to read
10 Helping your child to decode Pre-ReadIt gives the child an overview of the story so that they can concentrate on reading for meaningIt prepares them for unfamiliar vocabulary enabling them to read with 95% successIt gives the child more confidence to tackle the text
11 Helping your child to decode Sight recognitionRhyming wordsSound buttonsBlending/segmentingPicture cluesRead sentence leaving out a word. Discuss what the word could be.Word gamesPositive reinforcement
12 When a child gets stuck Stay calm! Allow the child time to decode the word before telling them.Encourage sounding outPrompt the child to look at the pictures, there may be a clue.Encourage the child to re-read the sentence, or complete the sentence.
13 … understanding – (higher order reading skills)
14 What is Reading?Reading is a complex process. It involves more than just reading the words; it involves getting at the message behind the words. We can be fooled into thinking that learners can read effectively when, in fact, they are merely efficient decoders who gain little understanding of the writers’ message.
15 What is Reading?Many children are decoders, not readers. Children must know that text is supposed to make sense and they need explicit instruction in how to comprehend.
21 What Can You Do To Help Your Child? Be a great role modelLet them catch you readingLet your children see that you get pleasure from readingShare your favourite books/reading material with themShow them the value of being able to read
22 What Can You Do To Help Your Child? Make the experience pleasurableFind a comfortable placeGive them plenty of timeAvoid interruptionsKeep the time positiveStay clear of competition and comparisons with others – reading scheme-itis.
23 What Can You Do To Help Your Child? Provide a wide range of reading materialA school reading book is only one part of a child’s reading repertoireMagazinesComicsInformation booksBrochuresCataloguesFlyersNewspapersWebsitesTake-away menusInstructionsGuide books
24 What Can You Do To Help Your Child? 8 magical strategies for improving comprehensionMake connectionsInferPredictVisualiseQuestionDetermine importanceSynthesiseFix-up strategies
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