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Reading Horizons presents:  Four steps to ensure your child becomes a successful reader
7  out of  10 students will learn to read regardless of the teaching method employed. Normal Developing Readers 3 will NOT!
What About the 30%? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Consistent Pattern Dr. Jean Chall, Harvard University Grade Level
 
Step 1: Create the Right Environment  Home Library Cozy atmosphere Opportunities to Read Aloud
http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-shelves-built-for-toddler.html
Cozy atmosphere
<ul><li>Cozy environment </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilation </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Position </li>...
<ul><li>Opportunity to Read Aloud </li></ul>
<ul><li>&quot;If parents understood the huge educational benefit and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to t...
3 Benefits of Reading Aloud <ul><li>1. Reading to a child is a positive activity which helps strengthen the bond between a...
Step 2: Assess the Present Reading Ability Reading fluency   encompasses the speed or  rate of reading , as well as the ab...
<ul><li>Types of assessments </li></ul><ul><li>http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessments/index.aspx   </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Should I get my child tested? </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of “label” </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive...
Appropriate Reading Rates <ul><li>Reading fluency, as defined by Neil Anderson, is &quot;reading at an  appropriate rate  ...
<ul><li>Silent Reading Rates 1st grade: 80 wpm 2nd grade: 115 wpm 3rd grade: 138 wpm 4th grade: 158 wpm 5th grade: 173 wpm...
Step 3: Make a Plan  1. Understanding the Big Picture 2. Choosing Core Curriculum 3. How to Help a Struggling Reader
Understand the Big Picture What is my role as the parent?
<ul><li>“ There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”  </li></ul><ul><li>Ghandi ...
<ul><li>Words matter </li></ul><ul><li>They make us aware, they cause us to think, to feel emotion, to react, to care or n...
How do babies know how important they are to us?
 
Learning language and communication skills: Empowered to express ourselves Enhancements
Songs can teach about sounds
Explore and Discover
<ul><li>“ Use Your Words”  </li></ul>
Choosing Core Curriculum <ul><li>Learn what the school is using. </li></ul><ul><li>Homeschooling or supplementing school s...
Word attack skills <ul><li>Phonemic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet Sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Letter Blends </li></ul>...
Struggling Reader <ul><li>Is it Dyslexia?  </li></ul><ul><li>Dyslexia Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>http://athome.readingho...
Overcoming Dyslexia  by Dr. Sally Shaywitz Knopf Publishing, New York (2003) ISBN: 0-375-40012-5
Learning Disabilities 101 <ul><li>Tips for choosing reading materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Text needs to be simple enough </...
Step 4: Provide Reading Activities *Reading aloud to  your child *Listen to your child read aloud *Plan to access resource...
Access Resources *Regular library visits *Book clubs, book reviews *Magazine subscriptions *Newspapers *Recipe Books *Safe...
Provide spontaneous Reading Activities *Bookstore visits, sales *Movies after reading it *Board games *Safe Internet Sites...
Life-Long Learning
Conclusion <ul><li>Create the right environment </li></ul><ul><li>Assess reading ability </li></ul><ul><li>Make a reading ...
Access Your Free E-Book http://readinghorizons.com/resources/SuccessfulReader.pdf
Please visit: http://athome.readinghorizons.com/ [email_address]   [email_address]
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  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. 3. What About the 30%? 0 1 2 3 4 5 Consistent Pattern Dr. Jean Chall, Harvard University Grade Level
  4. 5. Step 1: Create the Right Environment Home Library Cozy atmosphere Opportunities to Read Aloud
  5. 6. http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-shelves-built-for-toddler.html
  6. 7. Cozy atmosphere
  7. 8. <ul><li>Cozy environment </li></ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Ventilation </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Position </li></ul><ul><li>Focal Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Opportunity to Read Aloud </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>&quot;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.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-Mem Fox author Reading Magic </li></ul>
  10. 11. 3 Benefits of Reading Aloud <ul><li>1. Reading to a child is a positive activity which helps strengthen the bond between a parent and a child. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Reading to a child increases a child’s understanding of the rules and sounds in the English language. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Step 2: Assess the Present Reading Ability Reading fluency encompasses the speed or rate of reading , as well as the ability to read materials with expression .
  12. 13. <ul><li>Types of assessments </li></ul><ul><li>http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessments/index.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Word Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Phonemic awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Most common word </li></ul><ul><li>Word segmentation </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Should I get my child tested? </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of “label” </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Where to get a test? </li></ul><ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis provides help by law </li></ul><ul><li>Understand solution </li></ul>
  14. 15. Appropriate Reading Rates <ul><li>Reading fluency, as defined by Neil Anderson, is &quot;reading at an appropriate rate with adequate comprehension&quot; (Anderson, 2008, p. 3). </li></ul><ul><li>What is an “appropriate rate?” </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>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 </li></ul>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
  16. 17. Step 3: Make a Plan 1. Understanding the Big Picture 2. Choosing Core Curriculum 3. How to Help a Struggling Reader
  17. 18. Understand the Big Picture What is my role as the parent?
  18. 19. <ul><li>“ There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ghandi </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Words matter </li></ul><ul><li>They make us aware, they cause us to think, to feel emotion, to react, to care or not to care. </li></ul>
  20. 21. How do babies know how important they are to us?
  21. 23. Learning language and communication skills: Empowered to express ourselves Enhancements
  22. 24. Songs can teach about sounds
  23. 25. Explore and Discover
  24. 26. <ul><li>“ Use Your Words” </li></ul>
  25. 27. Choosing Core Curriculum <ul><li>Learn what the school is using. </li></ul><ul><li>Homeschooling or supplementing school should include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct Instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent Work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Time (optional) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 28. Word attack skills <ul><li>Phonemic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet Sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Letter Blends </li></ul><ul><li>Vowel Combinations </li></ul><ul><li>Plurals </li></ul><ul><li>Phonetic Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Suffixes </li></ul><ul><li>Murmur Diphthongs and Digraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Word Decoding Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-syllabic Words </li></ul>
  27. 29. Struggling Reader <ul><li>Is it Dyslexia? </li></ul><ul><li>Dyslexia Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessments/dyslexic-assessment.aspx </li></ul>
  28. 30. Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Sally Shaywitz Knopf Publishing, New York (2003) ISBN: 0-375-40012-5
  29. 31. Learning Disabilities 101 <ul><li>Tips for choosing reading materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Text needs to be simple enough </li></ul><ul><li>Options </li></ul><ul><li>10-15 min. segments </li></ul><ul><li>Proper intervention is needed before more reading becomes a useful practice. </li></ul>
  30. 32. Step 4: Provide Reading Activities *Reading aloud to your child *Listen to your child read aloud *Plan to access resources *Provide spontaneous reading activities
  31. 33. Access Resources *Regular library visits *Book clubs, book reviews *Magazine subscriptions *Newspapers *Recipe Books *Safe websites *How-To Books *Comic, Jokes, Riddles Books *Journals *Letter-writing and reading *Read up before excursions, trips
  32. 34. Provide spontaneous Reading Activities *Bookstore visits, sales *Movies after reading it *Board games *Safe Internet Sites *Audio tapes, CD’s *Car Games
  33. 35. Life-Long Learning
  34. 36. Conclusion <ul><li>Create the right environment </li></ul><ul><li>Assess reading ability </li></ul><ul><li>Make a reading plan </li></ul><ul><li>Provide activities </li></ul>
  35. 37. Access Your Free E-Book http://readinghorizons.com/resources/SuccessfulReader.pdf
  36. 38. Please visit: http://athome.readinghorizons.com/ [email_address] [email_address]

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