Raising Readers Adult Version Night 1


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  • Raising Readers Adult Version Night 1

    1. 1. By: Monica Pangaio
    2. 2. WELCOME PARENTS! <ul><li>3-part workshop series designed to improve literacy skills of children 4-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Free materials and a chance to win prizes </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible for free membership to Telebear’s Cub Club </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Exciting hands-on presentation from a local community partner </li></ul>
    3. 3. Workshop I Objectives <ul><li>To learn techniques to use with your children to help improve their literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>How to implement the powerful resources available through PBS </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and implement the PBS Learning Triangle at home </li></ul>
    4. 4.  Ice Breaker  <ul><li>Please share with us your name and something about you! </li></ul>
    5. 5. We are here to… <ul><li>PUT READING FIRST! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better readers in early grades = better learners throughout their schooling and beyond. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If your child is… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning to LEARN to read </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beginning to read </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Already Reading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can you help? </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Learning Triangle <ul><li>The learning triangle can be done in any order. </li></ul><ul><li>Children are exposed to a particular topic by seeing it, hearing it, and doing an activity. </li></ul><ul><li>They are more likely to learn and remember . </li></ul>Read a story View “good” TV Do an activity
    7. 7. Our Audience <ul><li>Approximately 170,000 students, educators and parents… </li></ul>and growing by the minute!
    8. 8. <ul><li>Being knowledgeable about the media in order to be effective users. </li></ul>
    9. 9. How Typical Are You? <ul><li>In our home we have ______ TV’s. </li></ul><ul><li>In our home children watch TV for ______ hours each day. </li></ul><ul><li>In our home, the TV is on/off while we eat. </li></ul><ul><li>In our home, we do/do not have rules about TV. </li></ul><ul><li>Our home has </li></ul><ul><ul><li>_____ TV’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_____ Radios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_____ Video Game Consoles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_____ CD or Tape Players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_____ VCR / DVD Players </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_____ Computers </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. What the Numbers say… <ul><li>Young people are exposed to 8 1/2 hours of media content per day. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people with Video game consoles and in TV oriented homes spend less time reading . </li></ul><ul><li>Young people report reading less when: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They have a TV in their room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The household has the TV on all the time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent have no rules regarding TV watching. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heavy TV viewers spend about 19 minutes less per day engaged in homework than light TV watchers. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Problems With Passive TV Watching <ul><li>Use it or lose it… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s brains become deprived when not being stimulated through mental exercise. This can affect the rate and quality of brain growth. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reduces the amount of physical activity children engage in. </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to media violence has a negative influence. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Solutions for you, the parent: <ul><li>Get the most from your TV viewing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance viewing time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View actively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make connections </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Steps to selecting “smart” TV? <ul><li>Know what your kids are watching. </li></ul><ul><li>PBS offers educational programs that are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research proven </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-violent </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Sesame Street <ul><li>Target Audience: preschool </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages children to : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciate human diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take steps toward reading, writing, math, and science. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feel good about themselves and what they accomplish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognized and interpret sounds and sights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop an attitude of cooperation </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Arthur <ul><li>Target Audience: 4-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Model positive social behavior through communication, empathy, responsibility, and respect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivate reading and writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote critical thinking and everyday problem solving </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Dragon Tales <ul><li>Target Audience: 2-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages children to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursue challenging experiences that support their growth and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach and learn from challenging experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try even though they may not succeed fully </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Clifford <ul><li>Target Audience: 3-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages children to face social and emotional challenges like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playing fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being truthful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believing in yourself </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Between the Lions <ul><li>Target Audience: 3-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages children to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spell </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify sight words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify new words and their meanings </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Super Why! <ul><li>Target Audience: 3-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to provide critical reading skills by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating life long readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching strategies for using reading skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing interactive practice. </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Word World <ul><li>Teaches children reading skills such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phonological sensitivity and letter knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-awareness and socio-emotional skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Target Audience: preschool </li></ul>
    21. 21. Word Girl <ul><li>Target Audience: 4-9 </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches reading skills such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocabulary usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Comprehension </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>The social, emotional, and cognitive development that occurs at specific ages helps to determine if a program is “age-appropriate” for a child. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Infants <ul><li>Develop strong sensorimotor. </li></ul><ul><li>Respond when their physical and emotional needs are met. </li></ul><ul><li>Require nurturing. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Toddlers <ul><li>Symbolic thinking emerges. </li></ul><ul><li>Pretending is possible. </li></ul>
    25. 25. 2 & 3-Year Olds <ul><li>Prosocial behavior emerges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Helping, empathizing, comforting, gift giving. </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. 4 & 5-Year Olds <ul><li>Preoperational thought emerges. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Understanding quantity, value, properties of numbers, the rhythm of language. </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. 6 to 11-Year Olds <ul><li>Abstract reasoning emerges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex. Cause and effect, logic, strategy. </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Tonight’s 1 st Learning Triangle Theme: Can you identify one? Read I’ll Always Be Your Friend View Super Why: “Little Miss Muffet” Do come up with an activity together
    29. 29. Tonight’s 2 nd Learning Triangle Theme: Dealing with negative feelings. Read Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day View Martha Speaks “Visiting” Do create a dog puppet!