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1 Family Literacy Night Keith Schroeder Library Media Spcialsit

2 Reasons Why Children Do Not Like To Read Reading is boring. Reading is not active. Reading takes too much time out of my busy schedule. Reading means you have to sit still and not do anything. Books are too long. I’d rather play computer games

3 Reasons Why Children Like to Read Books are fun. Books are exciting. Reading shows you’re smart. Reading gives you something to do. Reading helps expand knowledge and imagination. Books help me to be more creative. Reading teaches me about different lives and different places in the world. I learn new vocabulary when I read books.

4 Importance of Reading Fundamental to success in life Opens door to all other learning Computer based world we live in Read to succeed

5 How do people become avid readers? Avid readers acquire their love of reading at home, from their parents. No teacher can pass along a passion for books the way a loving mother or father can. Good readers remember cozy bedtime stories, sharing books with friends and siblings, and, most importantly, the freedom and encouragement to read whatever they wanted to. (Mary Leonhardt, author)

6 Early Reading Acquisition Emergent literacy begins in infancy. The moment you began speaking to your child, you became your child’s first reading teacher. 48% of 6 th grade reading achievement is attributed to home and parents

7 Early Reading Acquisition Talk, Sing, play with your infant Read to them even though they don’t understand what you are reading The inflection in your voice is more important than what you are saying

8 The Age of Wonder: Three to Five What a magical age! Children at this age are willing to curl up with you for story time, play pretend games centered around books or practice early writing skills by drawing. It is important at this age for your child to love anything to do with books, so don’t push anything on them. Early reading skills come later.

9 What Can I Do From Three To Five? Put on a teddy bear picnic in the park or back yard Designate a comfy corner near where the family congregates Decorate a box to hold books for the child and add a pillow and some favorite pals. Speak in silly rhymes. Make up simple lists. Start your home library.

10 Three to Five… Help your child guess which letters the words for common objects start with. Label furniture and objects around the house with colorful name tags Make reading special with costumes and role playing. Read “predictable” books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear or The Napping House.

11 The Age of Discovery: Six to Eight This is a really exciting time, the years when most children begin reading on their own. Make sure they have plenty of really easy reading material around. Make them feel like they are great readers. Encouragement is very important at this age. Celebrate their literary milestones. This sends a very important message to your child. Allow your child to transition from picture books to chapter books gradually. Visual children will keep picture books around for a while and that is okay.

12 What Can I Do From Six To Eight? Use books to build hobbies. Choosing one of your child’s favorite activities and planning a book activity around it. Write down your child’s stories. Let them dictate little stories that you help make into books. Let your child illustrate their books.

13 Six to Eight… Let your child help you write a shopping list. Let your child distribute the mail to everyone in the house. Point out signs as you go about your day. Let your child create a menu for the meal you are preparing. Ask older children to read picture books to their younger siblings. Listen to audio books in the car. Read to your child often and listen to your child read to you. Talk to your child about what they are reading.

14 The Age of Adventure: Nine to Ten Many children are into series books and category fiction, such as mystery and fantasy, by this age. Be aware that this is the age when children are also submerged in organized activities and reading can very easily be crowded out of children’s schedules. Don’t let that happen! Children who start reading only what they have to read for school start slipping behind.

15 What Can I Do From Nine To Ten? Help your child publish their writing. Have your child form a reading club. Encourage family members to give books as gifts. Subscribe to a magazine for your child. Act out parts of the books you and your child read for other family members. Keep a dialogue journal with your child. This encourages thoughts about the reading you are doing.

16 Nine to Ten… Have write-a-story parties with your child and their friends. Have a joke book party. Plan a play-reading party. Have a big brother/little brother bookstore trip. Have a father/son habit of reading the daily scores in the newspaper. A grandmother/granddaughter project of making family history scrapbooks is nice. Start a mother/daughter reading club.

17 Coming of Age: Eleven to Thirteen This is the age when many children tire of children’s books. Friends are becoming very important, so aim for social activities that involve books. It is very important to set the stage for independent reading in high school.

18 What Can I Do From Eleven To Thirteen? Subscribe to a sports magazine or other magazines. Try audiobooks. Take trips to book-related places. Include incentives for reading. Find a genre that they enjoy and build on it.

19 Eleven to Thirteen… Ask your child to read to younger siblings. Plan a book party for your children and their friends and then take them to see the movie or rent it. Compare and contrast the movie and the book. Limit time in front of the television, on computers or gaming. Too much time spent sitting contributes to obesity and illiteracy.

20 Three Levels of Reading Independent –Successfully reads without assistance (98 – 100% accuracy) Instructional Level –Reads with assistance (95 – 97%) Frustration –Unable to read the material with comprehension

21 Independent Level 30 minutes of reading at independent level is equal to 30 minutes of actual reading instruction Reading at this level improves reading tremendously Choice of “just right” book is extremely important

22 Goldilocks Test Too hard if... 1.A lot of words they don’t know 2.Too many words on the page or print too small 3.Work very hard to read it or feel frustrated 4.Don’t understand the story 5.Need a lot of help to read the book

23 Goldilocks Test Just right if... 1.If you sometimes get stuck on a word 2.Feel comfortable reading the book 3.Tell someone the story or what you learn 4.Sometimes reread a section to understand 5.Read with little help

24 Five Finger Method Find a full page of words in the middle Hold all five fingers out and read that page to see any places you have difficulty Every time you come to a word you don’t know, place a finger down If all five fingers are down before you get to the end, it might be too difficult (vice versa) If you have less than five, but more than one finger up when you finish reading the page, the book is just right (2-3 fingers is perfect)

25 I PICK Method I – Choose a book Purpose – Why do I want to read it? Interest – Does it interest me? Comprehend – Am I understanding what I read? Know – Do I know most of the words?

26 26 Homework Tips on Reading Have your child read aloud to you every night. Ask your child to tell you in her own words what happened in a story. Before getting to the end of a story, ask your child what they think will happen next and why.

27 27 Homework Tips on Reading Occasionally pause and ask your child questions about the characters and events in the story. Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, at which your child may do her nightly reading assignments.

28 28 Homework Tips on Reading Ask your child why they think a character acted in a certain way Support the answer with information from the story. After your child has stopped to correct a word they have read, go back and reread the entire sentence to make sure they understand what the sentence is saying.

29 29 Homework Tips on Reading When your child reads aloud to you and makes a mistake, point out the missed words and help to read the word correctly. As your child reads, point out spelling and sound patterns such as cat, pat, hat.

30 Reading Together: Read in a cozy place. Read anything the child likes. Read and sing. Select books with colorful pictures. Involve the child. Read a book you create together. Hold a prop while reading. Keep books where they can reach. Read predictable stories and series.

31 Make Time To Read Develop reading rituals. Select several books to read at a time. Allow ½ hour before bed to read. Give older children a choice between napping or reading. Schedule time into vacation for reading. Set aside a family time for reading together.

32 Remember… Get your child a library card Visit the the library frequently. Allow your child to explore different genres of literature Spend more money on books than videos. Keep books, audiobooks, and magazines in the car and encourage reading on the go. Let your child read as long as he wants to. Resolve that reading will be the most important educational goal for your child.

33 Remember… Everyone loves to be read to. Become involved Model reading Read to your child often Talk to your child about books.


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