Creating Reading Stars

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Creating Reading Stars

  1. 1. CREATING READING “STARS” ALVAREZ ELEMENTARY PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 2, 2006 <ul><ul><ul><li>CREANDO “ ESTRELLITAS ” DE LECTURA </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. HARCOURT TROPHIES / TROFEOS Our Core Reading Program FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE <ul><li>Phonemic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in spoken words. (words are made up of sounds) </li></ul><ul><li>Phonics </li></ul><ul><li>The relationships between the letters of written language and the individual sounds of spoken words. ( read and write words) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Words we must know to communicate effectively. (recognize words we use in in print) </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>We need to understand what we read, remember what we read, and communicate what we read. </li></ul><ul><li>Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to read a text accurately and quickly and with expression. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What instructional variables are most effective in literacy learning? <ul><li>1 st – parental involvement </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd – voluntary reading at home </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd – actual reading in class </li></ul><ul><li>9th - comprehension instruction </li></ul><ul><li>20 th – class size </li></ul><ul><li>32 nd – individualized instruction </li></ul><ul><li>- Effective Schools in Reading, T.N. Postlethwaite and K.N. Ross, 1992. </li></ul>
  4. 4. READ ALOUD <ul><li>Why read aloud with children? </li></ul><ul><li>Studies prove that the most important thing adults can do in preparing young children for success in school and in reading is to read aloud to them . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why is reading aloud so effective? <ul><li>Children learn sounds and structure of the English language </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions the child’s brain to associate reading with pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>Creates background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Builds vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a reading role model </li></ul><ul><li>… the more you read, the better you get, the better you get, the more you like it, the more you like it, the more you do it. (Jim Trelease) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Hints for Adults <ul><li>Short reading sessions in an established routine </li></ul><ul><li>Reading should be fun </li></ul><ul><li>Model how to hold a book and turn the pages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Suggestions for Read Alouds <ul><li>Mother Goose Rhymes and songs </li></ul><ul><li>Books with repetitions (children can join in the reading) </li></ul>
  8. 8. “ Make Reading a Part of Every Day!” <ul><li>Research tells us: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat readings have been associated with gains in vocabulary. (Senechal, 1997) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active participation during reading impacts learning ( Dickerson & Smith) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boys read to by fathers scored higher (Trelease) </li></ul></ul>

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