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Children’s Stories

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    • CHILDREN’S STORIESThe importance of reading and being read to.
    • This Week: Monday: What makes a good children’s story? Tues-Wed: Making Your Children’s Story Thursday: The History of Children’s Stories ft. “Little Red Riding Hood”. Friday: Who knows!?!?!
    • Piaget and Reading Sensorimotor - 0-2  Egocentric, the 5 senses, exploring surroundings Preoperational – 2-7  Egocentric, learning to classify, categorize and count. Concrete Operations – 7-11  More social, less egocentric, some symbolic learning Formal Operations – 11- adulthood  Abstract/complex thinking, logic and reason, predicting consequences, symbolic learning.
    • Question: How does reading and being read to help encourage learning at each stage?
    • Benefits of Reading Intellectual Development  Vocabulary and language  Gathering information  New ideas and concepts Social Development  Listening and asking questions  Reading together  Reading to someone
    • What Does Reading Encourage?
    • Language Skills Recognizing and repeating letters, sounds and words. Seeing, hearing and practicing the use of language.
    • Memory Remembering letters/words, details, characters, plot, and situations. Connecting stories to own experiences.
    • Symbolic Thought Reading words, understanding meaning and visualizing. Making word-image connections.
    • Imagination Encourage understandingbeyond experience ofthe child. Exercising creativethought. Language canexpress anything!
    • Curiosity Listening andObserving Show and tell Asking QuestionsWho, what, where, when, why and how? Inspire newinterests
    • Preparing Kids for Reading Caring about reading Having books available Reading to your child Bring your child’s attention to writing/language Library visits
    • Reading to a child is the single most importantfactor in their reading success!
    • Your Favourite! What was your favourite book from your childhood? What made it so fantastic?
    • What makes a good children’sstory? Enjoyable story Age appropriate (language, plot, themes) Likeable characters Familiar situations Humorous, exciting, make-believe Basic, descriptive language Strong illustrations Respectful of diverse cultures and beliefs Pleasing rhythm, rhyme and repitition
    • Before You Start Age Appropriateness Language Level Plot and Characters (Be original!) Illustrations Themes, “lessons”, and learning opportunities
    • Your Assignment Your Job: Create your own children’s story Where: the computer lab When: Tuesday and Thursday Why: To illustrate your knowledge of: 1. the importance of reading for kids 2. the characteristics of a good children’s story
    • Online: Storybird http://storybird.com/ Online reading, story creating and sharing.