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Four Steps To Help Your Child Become A Successful Reader


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These slides present four easy steps that can help your child become a successful reader.

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Four Steps To Help Your Child Become A Successful Reader

  1. 1. Reading Horizons presents: Four steps to ensure your child becomes a successful reader
  2. 2. 7 out of 10 students will learn to read regardless of the teaching method employed. Normal Developing Readers 3 will NOT!3 will NOT!
  3. 3. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Consistent Pattern Dr. Jean Chall, Harvard University Grade Level What About the 30%?
  4. 4. Step 1: Create the Right Environment Home Library Cozy atmosphere Opportunities to Read Aloud
  5. 5. Toddler Library
  6. 6. Cozy atmosphere
  7. 7. Cozy environment • Lighting • Ventilation • Reading Position • Focal Distance • Distraction
  8. 8. Opportunity to Read Aloud
  9. 9. "If parents understood the huge educational benefit and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent—and every adult caring for a child—read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation." -Mem Fox author Reading Magic
  10. 10. 3 Benefits of Reading Aloud 1. Reading to a child is a positive activity which helps strengthen the bond between a parent and a child. 2. Reading to a child teaches a child that the parent values reading and creates positive reinforcement for the child to enjoy and engage in reading. 3. Reading to a child increases a child’s understanding of the rules and sounds in the English language.
  11. 11. Step 2: Assess the Present Reading Ability What is reading fluency? Types of Assessments Should I get my child tested? Appropriate Reading Rates Silent vs. Oral
  12. 12. Reading fluency encompasses the speed or rate of reading, as well as the ability to read materials with expression.
  13. 13. Types of assessments • Word Recognition • Phonemic awareness • Most common word • Word segmentation
  14. 14. Should I get my child tested? Cons •Fear of “label” •Expensive •Where to get a test? Pros •Diagnosis provides help by law •Understand solution
  15. 15. Appropriate Reading Rates Reading fluency, as defined by Neil Anderson, is "reading at an appropriate rate with adequate comprehension" (Anderson, 2008, p. 3). What is an “appropriate rate?”
  16. 16. Silent Reading Rates 1st grade: 80 wpm 2nd grade: 115 wpm 3rd grade: 138 wpm 4th grade: 158 wpm 5th grade: 173 wpm 6th grade: 185 wpm 7th grade: 195 wpm 8th grade: 204 wpm 9th grade: 214 wpm 10th grade: 224 wpm 11th grade: 237 wpm 12th grade: 250 wpm College or University: 280 wpm Oral Reading Rates 1st grade: 53 wpm 2nd grade: 89 wpm 3rd grade: 107 wpm 4th grade: 123 wpm 5th grade: 139 wpm 6th grade: 150 wpm 7th grade: 150 wpm 8th grade: 151 wpm
  17. 17. Step 3: Make a Plan 1. Understanding the Big Picture 2. Choosing Core Curriculum 3. How to Help a Struggling Reader
  18. 18. Understand the Big Picture What is my role as the parent?
  19. 19. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” - Ghandi
  20. 20. Words matter. They make us aware, they cause us to think, to feel emotion, to react, to care or not to care.
  21. 21. For this is the way babies know they are the most important thing in the world.
  22. 22. Learning language and communication skills. Think outside the box Ways to express
  23. 23. Songs can teach about sounds
  24. 24. “Use your words”
  25. 25. Choosing Core Curriculum 1. Learn what the school is using 2. Homeschool or supplementing school should include: • Direct Instruction • Independent Work • Computer Time (optional)
  26. 26. Word attack skills • Phonemic Awareness • Alphabet Sounds • Letter Blends • Vowel Combinations • Plurals • Phonetic Skills • Suffixes • Murmur Diphthongs and Digraphs • Word Decoding Skills • Multi-syllabic Words
  27. 27. Struggling Reader • Is it Dyslexia? • Dyslexia Assessment
  28. 28. Knopf Publishing, New York (2003) ISBN: 0-375-40012-5 Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Sally Shaywitz
  29. 29. Tips for choosing reading materials: • Text needs to be simple enough • Options • 10-15 min. segments Proper intervention is needed before more reading becomes a useful practice. Learning Disabilities 101
  30. 30. Step 4: Provide Reading Activities *Reading aloud to your child *Listen to your child read aloud
  31. 31. Access Resources *Provide Spontaneous Activities *Visit the library *Magazine Subscription *Recipe Book *How-To Books *Comic Books *Journals
  32. 32. Access Resources *Letter-writing *Bookstore visits *Book club *Read book before movie *Board games *Safe Internet Sites *Car Games
  33. 33. Life Long Learning
  34. 34. Conclusion • Create the right environment • Assess reading ability • Make a reading plan • Provide activities
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