Parent Literacy Conference - Make A Difference In Literacy & Beyond


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Parent Literacy Conference - Make A Difference In Literacy & Beyond

  1. 1. Peel District School Board’s 12th Annual Parent Literacy Conference March 23rd, 2013 Sarah Frost Hunter
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  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Agenda Introduction 3 Parts to Presentation (Primary Learner & Junior Learner) Websites to Visit Questions Inspiration
  6. 6. 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)
  7. 7. 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 …
  8. 8. Even More Ways To Read
  9. 9. But… Let’s Not Forget The Importance of a Good Book! ature=email
  10. 10. Supporting the Primary StudentWhat Can Parents do at Home?
  11. 11. Reading Writing Listening Speaking What is LITERACY?
  12. 12. Reading Is All Around Us!Environmental Print Environmental Print
  13. 13. Team Logos
  14. 14. At The Grocery Store,In The Neighbourhood
  15. 15. Store Logos Pop Logos
  16. 16. Talk With Your Child
  17. 17. 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.,)
  18. 18. Read Every Day & Talk About Books From the Ministry of Education – an example of reading with your child ml
  19. 19. 3 Ways to Read A Book
  20. 20. Read Every Day & Talk About Books From the Ministry of Education – an example of reading with your child ml
  21. 21. Children learn many strategies toread new and challenging words.
  22. 22. Read Every Day & Talk About Books From the Ministry of Education – an example of reading with your child ml
  23. 23. Find good books that you all enjoy – and talk about them!
  24. 24. Read Every Day & Talk About Books From the Ministry of Education – an example of reading with your child ml
  25. 25. Rhyming Words & Pattern Books
  26. 26. Sing To &With Your Child
  27. 27. Play with Letters, Sounds and Words
  28. 28. a l p n tp p a n t l p t l Making Words
  29. 29. Give students the tools they need.
  30. 30. Writing in Kindergarten & Grade One
  31. 31. Writing Is Developmental
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. Create Stories Together Create pretend stories together Take pictures of events and later write about the memory
  34. 34. Enjoy your time together. Keep it stress free.Value the time you have.
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  36. 36. Grades 3 -6 The Junior LearnerKeeping Literacy Real
  37. 37. Visit TheBookstoreTake the time togo to thebookstore, findout the kinds ofauthors andgenres yourchild likes, taketime to browse!
  38. 38. Graphic Novels Are Very Popular
  39. 39. 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!
  40. 40. Many Students Enjoy Books of Lists
  41. 41. TakePictures ofExperiencesChildren love touse technologyand using acamera will allowthem to recordtheir adventuresand later recordthoughts andfeelings abouttheir experiences.
  42. 42. Go To The Movies
  43. 43. 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.
  44. 44. ModelReadingIt is importantfor yourchildren to seeyou reading .Rememberreading meansmore than justreadingbooks!
  45. 45. Places To Visit for Reading & Writing
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  48. 48. TVO - Parents
  49. 49. TVO - Kids
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  54. 54. Ontario Early Years Centres pics/earlychildhood/oeyc/index.aspx
  55. 55. Read,Write,Sing, PlayEveryday!
  56. 56. Questions?
  57. 57. We All Need A LittleA Little Inspiration Help Now & Then
  58. 58. HappyReading &Writing Thank You