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Four Steps To Help Your Child Become A Successful Reader

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  • Sometimes teaching your child to read may seem scary. Or if you notice your child has symptoms of being a struggling reader that can be even scarier. That is why today we will be share 4 easy steps to keep in mind to ensure your child will become a successful reader.
  • This is the 30% that, if not taught explicit, systematic phonics, will never become fluent and accurate readers. Dr. Jean Chall, professor emeritus at Harvard University School of Education, said that 30% of students will memorize words up to the 4th grade and then level off. This becomes a consistent pattern with these types of students. They will not advance unless they are explicitly taught word attack skills.
  • Sometimes teaching your child to read may seem scary. Or if you notice your child has symptoms of being a struggling reader that can be even scarier. That is why today we will be share 4 easy steps to keep in mind to ensure your child will become a successful reader.
  • There is such diversity in preparation bringing a child to the point of learning to read. This is the biggest challenge for schools. Some children have very limited experience and underdeveloped vocabularies. Other children may have vast experience already in their young lives with exposure to a wide vocabulary. As many of you listening to this webinar are homeschoolers, that fact probably gives you an advantage, because you can customize your plan to your own child.
  • From her research, Dr. Shaywitz has produced an incredibly valuable book called Overcoming Dyslexia that is highly recommended if you have interest in this topic.

Four Steps To Help Your Child Become A Successful Reader Four Steps To Help Your Child Become A Successful Reader Presentation Transcript

  • Reading Horizons presents: Four steps to ensure your child becomes a successful reader
  • 7 out of 10 students will learn to read regardless of the teaching method employed. Normal Developing Readers 3 will NOT!
  • What About the 30%? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Consistent Pattern Dr. Jean Chall, Harvard University Grade Level
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  • Step 1: Create the Right Environment Home Library Cozy atmosphere Opportunities to Read Aloud
  • http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-shelves-built-for-toddler.html Toddler Library
  • Cozy atmosphere
    • Cozy environment
    • Lighting
    • Ventilation
    • Reading Position
    • Focal Distance
    • Distraction
    • Opportunity to Read Aloud
    • "If parents understood the huge educational benefit and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent—and every adult caring for a child—read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation."
    • -Mem Fox author Reading Magic
  • 3 Benefits of Reading Aloud
    • 1. Reading to a child is a positive activity which helps strengthen the bond between a parent and a child.
    • 2. Reading to a child teaches a child that the parent values reading and creates positive reinforcement for the child to enjoy and engage in reading.
    • 3. Reading to a child increases a child’s understanding of the rules and sounds in the English language.
  • Step 2: Assess the Present Reading Ability What is reading fluency? Types of Assessments Should I get my child tested? Appropriate Reading Rates Silent vs. Oral
    • Reading fluency encompasses the speed or rate of reading , as well as the ability to read materials with expression .
    • Types of assessments
    • http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessments/index.aspx
    • Word Recognition
    • Phonemic awareness
    • Most common word
    • Word segmentation
    • Should I get my child tested?
    • Cons
    • Fear of “label”
    • Expensive
    • Where to get a test?
    • Pros
    • Diagnosis provides help by law
    • Understand solution
  • Appropriate Reading Rates
    • Reading fluency, as defined by Neil Anderson, is "reading at an appropriate rate with adequate comprehension" (Anderson, 2008, p. 3).
    • What is an “appropriate rate?”
    • Silent Reading Rates 1st grade: 80 wpm 2nd grade: 115 wpm 3rd grade: 138 wpm 4th grade: 158 wpm 5th grade: 173 wpm 6th grade: 185 wpm 7th grade: 195 wpm 8th grade: 204 wpm 9th grade: 214 wpm 10th grade: 224 wpm 11th grade: 237 wpm 12th grade: 250 wpm College or University: 280 wpm
    Oral Reading Rates 1st grade: 53 wpm 2nd grade: 89 wpm 3rd grade: 107 wpm 4th grade: 123 wpm 5th grade: 139 wpm 6th grade: 150 wpm 7th grade: 150 wpm 8th grade: 151 wpm
  • Step 3: Make a Plan 1. Understanding the Big Picture 2. Choosing Core Curriculum 3. How to Help a Struggling Reader
  • Understand the Big Picture What is my role as the parent?
    • “ There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”
    • - Ghandi
    • Words matter.
    • They make us aware, they cause us to think, to feel emotion, to react, to care or not to care.
  • For this is the way babies know they are the most important thing in the world.
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  • Learning language and communication skills. Think outside the box Ways to express
  • Songs can teach about sounds
  • “ Use your words”
  • Choosing Core Curriculum
    • Learn what the school is using
    • Homeschool or supplementing school should include:
    • Direct Instruction
    • Independent Work
    • Computer Time (optional)
  • Word attack skills
    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Alphabet Sounds
    • Letter Blends
    • Vowel Combinations
    • Plurals
    • Phonetic Skills
    • Suffixes
    • Murmur Diphthongs and Digraphs
    • Word Decoding Skills
    • Multi-syllabic Words
  • Struggling Reader
    • Is it Dyslexia?
    • Dyslexia Assessment
    • http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessments/dyslexic-assessment.aspx
  • Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Sally Shaywitz Knopf Publishing, New York (2003) ISBN: 0-375-40012-5
  • Learning Disabilities 101
    • Tips for choosing reading materials:
    • Text needs to be simple enough
    • Options
    • 10-15 min. segments
    • Proper intervention is needed before more reading becomes a useful practice.
  • Step 4: Provide Reading Activities *Reading aloud to your child *Listen to your child read aloud
  • Access Resources *Provide Spontaneous Activities *Visit the library *Magazine Subscription *Recipe Book *How-To Books *Comic Books *Journals
  • Access Resources *Letter-writing *Bookstore visits *Book club *Read book before movie *Board games *Safe Internet Sites *Car Games
  • Life Long Learning
  • Conclusion
    • Create the right environment
    • Assess reading ability
    • Make a reading plan
    • Provide activities
  • Please visit: www.ReadingHorizonsAtHome.com [email_address]