Presentation on theme: " The single most important thing you can do to encourage your child to enjoy reading is help them choose the “just-right” book."— Presentation transcript:
The single most important thing you can do to encourage your child to enjoy reading is help them choose the “just-right” book.
It is interesting! It is easy to read! ◦ Five finger rule
This is a wonderful activity no matter how old the child. This can be enriched through “book conversations” that may occur before, during, and after reading.
Look at the cover and the pictures and make predictions about what the book is about. While reading, make more predictions about what will happen next. Check and change predictions while you read. Make connections from your life to the book you are reading. Encourage your child to do this. After reading, talk about your favorite parts of the story and explain why you liked them.
Ask Elaborated Questions. ◦ Ask questions about the story & the pictures. ◦ When children answer, help them to elaborate on what they said. ◦ In other words, help them to tell you more. The adult asks, “Ah, what’s that?” Child: A big, red mouth. She asks, “A big, red mouth with what? Child says: “Teeth!”
Phonological Awareness refers to children’s ability to pay attention to: Rhymes, syllables, & speech sounds Model sounds that are difficult for your child to say Ex: ‘I sssssee a sssssssnake’
This refers to the thoughts, feelings, & intentions of the story characters. Adults can read the story & help children discuss the thoughts of the story characters. Ask, “What are the animals thinking/feeling? Awareness and expression of own feelings Appropriate ways to express feelings
Too often kids are more concerned with properly pronouncing words instead of understanding word meaning. Ask 'Do you know what this means?' when your child reads an unfamiliar word. Talk to your child about a variety of things using new words. Be sure to push your child by using higher level words. Explain everyday activities using vocabulary specifically associated with those activities. VIDEO
Play games that involve vocabulary, such as: ◦ Scrabble ◦ Boggle ◦ Charades ◦ Apples to Apples This investment will pay off as your child develops their vocabulary and excels in school. Plus it's fun and the whole family can benefit
Your journey is beginning! Your child is developing as a reader and writer every day. Reading skills begin developing through talk and communication with you. Conversation is the first literacy lesson! Read to your child EVERY day to provide a strong foundation. Limit screen time and increase “lap time” and dinner conversation.
Phonemic Awareness Phonics and Concepts about Print Fluency Vocabulary Comprehension Hand outs are available.
At 7:00 please accompany your youngest child to their next session. Until then, enjoy looking at the books and handouts. If you do not want your picture on the internet, please let Bev Harmon know!