ReadingMatters
"The single best    predictor of how a    child will do over 12    years of school is...    How much s/he was    read to p...
Important for brain developmentChildren need to see and hear words before they can                   begin to read
Building relationships
“Almost two-thirds of   children want theirparents to spend more time reading to them       before bed”   Richard Woolfson...
“Book ownership is related to enjoyment of reading, attitudes towards reading, and reading frequency”.        Young People...
Young people   who see their     mother and father read a lotare more likely toenjoy reading, to read frequently, to have ...
Boysneedmalerolemodels
Have Fun with Reading
Create an invitingreading zone
“It is more fun to talk with  someone who doesn’t uselong, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What         ...
Allow children to select books   that capture        theirimagination and      interest
Reading is not just about books.....
Graphic Novels or Comics
Newspapers
Magazines
E-booksPhoto from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericrice/3351068601/
Websites    Blogs    Wikis   TwitterFacebook
Text messages
Audio Books
Choosing books    using theFive Finger Rule
The Five Finger Rule✓Choose a book and read apage✓Put one finger up for everyword you don’t know✓Each time you come to a wo...
Kids don’t   always  have toread books  that arechallenging
“Reading fluency is built  by reading texts at orbelow grade level and is   a necessary part of reading development. Until ...
Book Shopping                Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyann/3159127958/
Books in Series
Read-Alikes
Help for Parents
we want                                                                 kids to love                                      ...
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  • Reading Matters

    1. 1. ReadingMatters
    2. 2. "The single best predictor of how a child will do over 12 years of school is... How much s/he was read to prior to the first day of first grade. It’s that simple."  Barbara Bosworth Johns Hopkins University
    3. 3. Important for brain developmentChildren need to see and hear words before they can begin to read
    4. 4. Building relationships
    5. 5. “Almost two-thirds of children want theirparents to spend more time reading to them before bed” Richard Woolfson & Disney Pixar
    6. 6. “Book ownership is related to enjoyment of reading, attitudes towards reading, and reading frequency”. Young People’s Reading: The Importance of the home environment and family support. National Literacy Trust, 2010
    7. 7. Young people who see their mother and father read a lotare more likely toenjoy reading, to read frequently, to have positive attitudestowards reading and to believe that reading is important to succeed in life.
    8. 8. Boysneedmalerolemodels
    9. 9. Have Fun with Reading
    10. 10. Create an invitingreading zone
    11. 11. “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t uselong, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’” ...Winnie the Pooh
    12. 12. Allow children to select books that capture theirimagination and interest
    13. 13. Reading is not just about books.....
    14. 14. Graphic Novels or Comics
    15. 15. Newspapers
    16. 16. Magazines
    17. 17. E-booksPhoto from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ericrice/3351068601/
    18. 18. Websites Blogs Wikis TwitterFacebook
    19. 19. Text messages
    20. 20. Audio Books
    21. 21. Choosing books using theFive Finger Rule
    22. 22. The Five Finger Rule✓Choose a book and read apage✓Put one finger up for everyword you don’t know✓Each time you come to a wordyou dont know, hold one fingerup✓If five of your fingers go upwhile reading choose anotherbook✓If only two or three fingers goup you’ve found a just right book
    23. 23. Kids don’t always have toread books that arechallenging
    24. 24. “Reading fluency is built by reading texts at orbelow grade level and is a necessary part of reading development. Until a readers fluency is well-developed,reading comprehension will not grow and develop.”
    25. 25. Book Shopping Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyann/3159127958/
    26. 26. Books in Series
    27. 27. Read-Alikes
    28. 28. Help for Parents
    29. 29. we want kids to love readingPhoto from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlosporto/775089650/

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