Building a Reading Habit at Home

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Building a Reading Habit at Home

  1. 1. Building a Reading Habit“Making Reading a Lifelong Habit”
  2. 2. Reading is Fundamental (RIF) released the results of an extensive research meta-analysis Access to books/print materials: – Improves reading performance. – Is instrumental in helping learn the basics of reading. – Students read more and for longer lengths of time. – Improves attitudes toward reading and learning.
  3. 3. What research tells us: -kids who read more words per year score higher on tests -Oxford University report- 16 yr olds and future careers -Over 50% of NASA employees are dyslexic.-Out-of-school reading habits of students has shown that even15 minutes a day of independent reading can expose students to more than a million words of text in a year.
  4. 4. • Tomie de Paola• Kids on Reading
  5. 5. We encourage kids to read by… Modeling it ourselves!Providing accessto books!
  6. 6. Providing Access• Library- It’s free! – OC Library• BookstoresB&N Firefly Books Amazon• Book Orders• Audiobooks• E-readers
  7. 7. Modeling• Reading Aloud• Reading ourselves
  8. 8. How Do I Know WhatBooks My Child Should Read?
  9. 9. Websites with Book Lists• Young Adult Library Services Association (books for teens) – http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/bbya• Simon and Schuster/NC list – http://teach.simonandschuster.net/state- awards/North-Carolina• International Reading Association – http://www.reading.org/Resources/Booklists.as px
  10. 10. Story Snoops
  11. 11. Your Next Read
  12. 12. Good Reads
  13. 13. Bottom Line Kids who read, succeed.As parents, we are the first models of the importance of reading.No matter the age, our kids need to read!
  14. 14. Teresa Bunnertbunner@chccs.k12.nc.usBlue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Academic Support Specialist

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