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Read to Rise facts

  1. 1. Read to Rise Building Blocks Bridge Foundation Excerpts from the Read to Rise Resource Book
  2. 2. We give books, build libraries and support families What We Know No doubt, early reading helps with a child’s healthy brain development When reading, a child’s brain is stimulated and read-a loud and sharing of ideas about stories facilitate a child’s critical thinking, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening skills, and imagination including a bonding experience between parent and child. By 8 months, a brain has about 1,000 trillion nerve connections and by age 10, it is reduced to 500 trillion. According to leading early childhood experts, the brain operates on a “use it or lose it” basis and they have found that early experiences are the defining factors affecting the rate of reduction in nerve connections. Reading aloud improves more attentive and more focused learners through reading aloud and children’s reading abilities, mastery of language development, listening skills, interactive reading. attention span and even their curiosity for learning. more predictions about storiesInteractive Reading improves the through constant interactiveinteraction between parent and child discussions .creates the fun in reading for children. Themore a parent reads to a child, the morethe child will appreciate the readingexperience. more self-confident learners; more articulated and pronounced expressions ,conveyed with confidence Reading is a learned behavior, the more the over time. child is motivated to read until he or she becomes a young adult to do it on their own. offers positive reinforcement, encouragement and comfort which creates a wonderful school and home learning environment. Family Reading is beneficial to parents and leads to more parents reading and even for parents who are not proficient readers themselves. Excerpts from Read to Rise resource book developed by the Bridge Foundation
  3. 3. Documented Practice A Report of the Commission on ReadingReading aloud to children is a well- found that:documented practice to improve “The most simple and most importantchildren’s reading abilities, mastery activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success is reading and readingof language development, listening aloud to a child."skills, attention span and even their Reading aloud and interactive readingcuriosity for learning. both offer positive reinforcement,The interaction between parent and encouragement and comfort which create a child creates the fun in reading for wonderful school and home learning children. The more a parent reads environment. to a child, the more the child will appreciate the reading experience. The Report of the Commission on Reading is published by University of Illinois, Becoming a Nation of Readers.Excerpts from Read to Rise resource book developed by the Bridge Foundation
  4. 4. Positive Outcomes general language development and not as a discrete skill isolated from listening,The Read to Rise program (RR) maximizes speaking and writing.on positive outcomes of reading andreading aloud to children: Listening and interactive reading are different and should be both viewed as twoPositive 1 Children become self-confident equally important activities in a child’slearners. reading development. Listening is the veryPositive 2 Children articulated first learned skill. The listening activity isexpressions are more pronounced and primarily instructive while interactiveconveyed with confidence over time. reading is primarily speaking, conversational and open-ended.Positive 3 Children are attentive andbecome more focused learners through Interactive reading for very young childrenreading aloud and participating in helps to improve vocabulary and tointeractive reading. develop language comprehension longPositive 4 Children are able to make more before he/she can read a singlepredictions about stories word. Interactive readingthrough constant helps to connect sounds tointeractive discussions words and creates visualabout a book or several connections. For olderbooks. children, interactive reading helps to deepen theirListening and understanding of the storyInteractive through the interaction of theReading adult who shares their insight, their perspective and expressive language.The Commission report states that Sometimes adults are just listeners and theirproponents of emerging literacy argue that interaction is demonstrated through theirreading must be seen as part of child’s affirming body language.Excerpts from Read to Rise resource book developed by the Bridge Foundation
  5. 5. Life Time PracticeThe Bridge Foundation believes that the Read to Rise (RR) programme will put into place a life time practice of reading for children. Reading is a learned behaviour; the more a child is encouraged and supported to read, the more the child is motivated to read until he or she becomes a young adult to do it on their own. Research shows that family reading is beneficial to parents and even leads to more parents reading, and especially for parents who are not proficient readers themselves.The practice of Read to Rise (RR) isintended to become an institutionalpractice in schools and to encourage thecreation of fun reading spaces.Excerpts from Read to Rise resource book developed by the Bridge Foundation
  6. 6. Evidenced-Based A Scientific FactThe Bridge Foundation’s Read to Rise By 8 months, a brain has about 1,000(RR) programme benefits from extensive trillion nerve connections and by age 10, itresearch conducted by universities and is reduced to 500 trillion. According torecognized early literacy programs that leading early childhood experts, the brainsupport the practice of early reading in a operates on a “use it or lose it” basis andclassroom or at home. they have found that early experiences are the defining factors affecting the rate ofNo doubt, early reading helps with a reduction in nerve connections.child’s healthy brain development. When achild reads, his or her brain is stimulated.As a result, Read-a-loud and the sharingof ideas about stories facilitate a child’scritical thinking, vocabulary, pronunciation,listening skills and imagination. This alsocreates a bonding experience betweenparent and child.The American Academy of Paediatrics(AAP) strongly recommends reading tochildren every day, starting after they arefirst born because reading stimulates thedevelopment of the brain, language and acloser relationship with a child.Excerpts from Read to Rise resource book developed by the Bridge Foundation
  7. 7. A Complementary A Lasting PartnershipProgramRead to Rise (RR) complements all Read to Rise (RR) should become adifferent types of reading strategies permanent institutional practice.taught in schools and embraces a balanced Once the Read to Rise (RR) programme isapproach reading framework that attends long gone, theto a child’s reading needs within the school has the tools to carry on the programme.context of their development.A balanced approach pays attention to Children drive the processphonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, Teachers implement the processvocabulary and text comprehension all ofwhich help a child identify words Administrators promote the processaccurately, fluently and construct Parents & Family Members encourage the process.meanings once words are formed.Excerpts from Read to Rise resource book developed by the Bridge Foundation

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