Why? Share some ways to keep your children interested and motivated to read Communicate the importance of reading on a daily basis Reading is all around us
Agenda Introduction 3 Parts to Presentation (Primary Learner & Junior Learner) Websites to Visit Questions Inspiration
A Little Bit About Me I have been a teacher with the PDSB for 21 years teaching Grade 1 to Grade 7 Currently I am an Elementary Instructional Resource Teacher allocated to 7 schools Mom of three children (21, 19, & 14)
Now … A Little Bit About You As A Reader! Raise your hand if you have read a billboard sign today Have you sent a text? Have you received a text? Have you read the newspaper? Have you checked your email? Do you have an eReader, a computer, a cell phone, iPad? Have you listened to music today? 21st Century Learners …
Tell family stories Encourage your child to about yourself, tell you about their day. your child’s Ask specific questions grandparents, and about specific parts of about other family the day historyAsk lots of questions so your child Talk about the purposes for knows you are interested in what doing the things you do he or she is interested in or (e.g., I make a grocery list so I thinking about – Then provide a don’t forget anything; I read good listening model by showing the paper to know what isinterest in and responding to what going on in the world) your child contributes Encourage your child to Play rhyming and express and justify riddle games, and opinions , develop board games logical arguments and (I spy; 20 questions; give reasons for their Down by the Bay; decisions and choices Scrabble, Cards, etc.,)
Read Every Day & Talk About Books From the Ministry of Education – an example of reading with your childhttp://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc123/eng/podcast/bedtimePod.ht ml
Look For Opportunities to Write Write a note to your child on a post-it note Leave a message for your child on the fridge or calendar Have your child send emails to relatives Have your child create & send birthday cards Create lists together
Create Stories Together Create pretend stories together Take pictures of events and later write about the memory
Enjoy your time together. Keep it stress free.Value the time you have.
Read StoriesIn YourLanguageGive your child thegift of language –share stories inyour homelanguage –encouraging yourchild to read andunderstandstories in theirfirst language –truly a gift thatwill serve themwell in life!
Ask “Why”Questions!It is very important toask questions that aremeaningful – try tomove away from “rote”type of questions suchas Who, Where, Whenand move towardsasking Why and HowMight. This will helpstudents buildconnections andinferring skills.
ModelReadingIt is importantfor yourchildren to seeyou reading .Rememberreading meansmore than justreadingbooks!