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Children’s Stories

  1. 1. CHILDREN’S STORIESThe importance of reading and being read to.
  2. 2. This Week: Monday: What makes a good children’s story? Tues-Wed: Making Your Children’s Story Thursday: The History of Children’s Stories ft. “Little Red Riding Hood”. Friday: Who knows!?!?!
  3. 3. Piaget and Reading Sensorimotor - 0-2  Egocentric, the 5 senses, exploring surroundings Preoperational – 2-7  Egocentric, learning to classify, categorize and count. Concrete Operations – 7-11  More social, less egocentric, some symbolic learning Formal Operations – 11- adulthood  Abstract/complex thinking, logic and reason, predicting consequences, symbolic learning.
  4. 4. Question: How does reading and being read to help encourage learning at each stage?
  5. 5. Benefits of Reading Intellectual Development  Vocabulary and language  Gathering information  New ideas and concepts Social Development  Listening and asking questions  Reading together  Reading to someone
  6. 6. What Does Reading Encourage?
  7. 7. Language Skills Recognizing and repeating letters, sounds and words. Seeing, hearing and practicing the use of language.
  8. 8. Memory Remembering letters/words, details, characters, plot, and situations. Connecting stories to own experiences.
  9. 9. Symbolic Thought Reading words, understanding meaning and visualizing. Making word-image connections.
  10. 10. Imagination Encourage understandingbeyond experience ofthe child. Exercising creativethought. Language canexpress anything!
  11. 11. Curiosity Listening andObserving Show and tell Asking QuestionsWho, what, where, when, why and how? Inspire newinterests
  12. 12. Preparing Kids for Reading Caring about reading Having books available Reading to your child Bring your child’s attention to writing/language Library visits
  13. 13. Reading to a child is the single most importantfactor in their reading success!
  14. 14. Your Favourite! What was your favourite book from your childhood? What made it so fantastic?
  15. 15. What makes a good children’sstory? Enjoyable story Age appropriate (language, plot, themes) Likeable characters Familiar situations Humorous, exciting, make-believe Basic, descriptive language Strong illustrations Respectful of diverse cultures and beliefs Pleasing rhythm, rhyme and repitition
  16. 16. Before You Start Age Appropriateness Language Level Plot and Characters (Be original!) Illustrations Themes, “lessons”, and learning opportunities
  17. 17. Your Assignment Your Job: Create your own children’s story Where: the computer lab When: Tuesday and Thursday Why: To illustrate your knowledge of: 1. the importance of reading for kids 2. the characteristics of a good children’s story
  18. 18. Online: Storybird http://storybird.com/ Online reading, story creating and sharing.

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