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  • ReadingMatters
  • "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
  • Important for brain developmentChildren need to see and hear words before they can begin to read View slide
  • Building relationships View slide
  • “Almost two-thirds of children want theirparents to spend more time reading to them before bed” Richard Woolfson & Disney Pixar
  • “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
  • 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.
  • 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 about lunch?’” ...Winnie the Pooh
  • 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 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
  • 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 a readers fluency is well-developed,reading comprehension will not grow and develop.”
  • Book Shopping Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pollyann/3159127958/
  • Books in Series
  • Read-Alikes
  • Help for Parents
  • we want kids to love readingPhoto from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlosporto/775089650/