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Raising Readers Adult Version Night 3


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  • 1. Monica Pangaio
  • 2. 3-part workshop series designed to • improve literacy skills of children 4-8 Free materials and a chance to win prizes • Eligible for free membership to Telebear’s • Cub Club Hands on crafts • Exciting hands on presentation from a • local community partner Refreshments •
  • 3. Understand how children learn to read.  Learn what the research says about our  brain(what it needs, how it develops, and how it works). Learn more tips to keep your youngster  reading.
  • 4. Work with the person next to you to  construct a list of children’s shows.  Place each program in the proper column based on whether you feel the program is good or bad for your child.  You may have different opinions…talk about why you put a program in the column you did.
  • 5. TV is a problem when   It occupies too much of your child’s time.  It teaches things you feel you have to “unteach”.  It exposes children to violence.  It models gender, racial, or cultural stereotypes.  It encourages children to think they need to buy certain products.
  • 6. TV-Y……appropriate for all children  TV-Y7….most appropriate for 7+  TV-G…..not a children’s show but appropriate  for all ages TV-PG…parental guidance suggested  TV-14….parents strongly cautioned  TV-MA...mature audience only 
  • 7. Technology in your TV that can block certain  programs based on their ratings. As of 1/2001, all new TV’s will have this  technology.
  • 8. Why not ban it?  Will TV turn  kids into  TV’s are everywhere. zombies?  Provides us with footage we would  There is no not otherwise see. research to  Should they watch TV in school? support this.  Structured environment may  Where do support learning. children learn  Does TV keep kids from reading? to watch TV?  W really don’t know if it prevents  From the adults around them. kids from reading but we do know it can help develop pre-reading skills
  • 9. Phonemic Awareness  Phonics Instruction  Fluency Instruction.  Vocabulary Instruction.  Text Comprehension. 
  • 10. Ability to hear, ID, and  manipulate sounds.
  • 11. Helps children to  learn the relationship between the letter of written language and sounds of spoken language.
  • 12. Fluency is reading a text accurately and quickly.  Non-Fluent   Brown/  Bear brown/  Bear what/  Do/  You see/ Fluent   Brown bear/  Brown bear/  What do you see
  • 13. Words we must know to  communicate effectively. Oral vocabreading  vocab. New vocabulary is  learned from reading, listening to others, especially adults and through direct instruction.
  • 14. Understanding what is  being read. Continues to develop  throughout childhood. Reading  comprehension strategies like retelling, summarizing, etc. do help.
  • 15. Brain Research and Tips
  • 16. Weighs about 3 pounds. 1. Uses 20% of our energy. 2. Consumes 1/5 of our Oxygen through blood. 3. Needs 8 glasses of water for optimal 4. functioning. 5. Needs leafy green veggies, nuts, lean meats, salmon, fruit, vitamins, water, and yogurt. 6. 75% of brain growth is complete by age 3. 7. Caffeine changes the way the brain works. 8. Constantly changes from birth to old age.
  • 17. 14% of what we hear  22% of what we see  30% of what we watch others do  42% of what we must do on a regular basis  72% of what is linked to an experience  83% of what is performed as a challenging  activity 92% of what we teach others 
  • 18. Have a positive  Provide natural light or  attitude. a well-lit room.  Read frequently  Use finger tracking. with your child.  Have child read at a  Remove stress. table rather than the  Encourage your floor or couch. child to eat healthy.  Limit reading/study time to 40 minutes.
  • 19. The number of books read in the summer is  consistently related to academic gains. Reading is the doorway to all other learning.  Those who do not read over the summer slid  backwards in their reading skills and achievement. The more children read, the better their  fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • 20. View: Sesame Street Episode # 4060 Do: Create an Read: K is For activity together. Kissing a Cool Kangaroo
  • 21. Each month, complete 2 learning triangles  and send them to PBS in the envelopes (Don’t forget your VDR identification number). Upon receipt, PBS will send your child a free  book. All instructions are in your purple folder! 
  • 22. View: Between the Lions: Zoop Zoop Do: Create a Read: Where’s Monster Mask. My Teddy