Reading Seriously Rocks

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Proven Ways to Unleash the Inner Reader in Just About any Kid and Why it's so Very Important
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    1. 1. READINGSeriously Rocks!How to Unleash the InnerReader in Just About Any Kid and Why it’s so Very Important
    2. 2. To access this Presentation: SLIDESHARE.NET/ SUSIEBOYCE Or link from my website:SERIOUSMOMSENSE.COM
    3. 3. Dreams for our Kids
    4. 4. Dreams for our Kids (realities)
    5. 5. Dreams for our Kids (realities)
    6. 6. Dreams for our Kids (realities)
    7. 7. Dreams for our Kids (realities)
    8. 8. Dreams for our Kids (realities)
    9. 9. Reading awakens our empathy and gives us awareness.
    10. 10. Readingmakes us bettercitizens.
    11. 11. Kids can readtheir way out of poverty.Example: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
    12. 12. Reading is the ONLY extra-curricular activity linked to getting a managerial orprofessional job in later life. -- University of Oxford, 2011
    13. 13. Limit, limit, limit!
    14. 14. So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install A lovely bookshelf on the wall.Then fill the shelves with lots of books….. -- Roald Dahl
    15. 15. A FEW IDEASLink reading time to screen time1:1 ratio of reading to screen time2:1 ratio of reading to screen timeSet amount of screen time daily (after all chores & other assigned tasks are completed)Screen time only on weekendsNo TV, only movies at discretion of parentREMEMBER WHO’S BOSS (it ain’t the
    16. 16. Realistic Expectations
    17. 17. “There is no way to be a perfect parent, and amillion ways to be a good one.” - Jill Churchill NO PARENT GUILT ALLOWED!
    18. 18. two factorsmost associated withacademic reading success?(Study by Stephen Krashner)
    19. 19. most important: Time -amount of reading
    20. 20. second most important: Choice -ability for readerto decide whathe or she reads
    21. 21. Moms Weigh In:Fantastic ReadingIncentive Ideas
    22. 22. Fill your house with stacks of books, inevery cranny and all the nooks. -- Dr. Seuss
    23. 23. Books in the home are as important as parents’ educational levels in determining level of education children will attain. -- Research in Social Stratification & Mobility, June 2010
    24. 24. WearTheOldCoatAndBuyTheNewBook-Austen Phelps
    25. 25. Children are made readers in the laps of their parents.
    26. 26. When choosing read- alouds consider thefirst book in a series. This will give kidsthe gift of background knowledge.
    27. 27. Let Your Kids/Grandkids/Students SeeYou Reading – Huge Predictor of their Reading Success
    28. 28. “You can’t teach what You don’tknow anymore than you can come back from where you ain’t been.” -- Will Rogers
    29. 29. Weekly FamilyReading Night .
    30. 30. Pay Kids To Read (yep, you read that right)One parenting class suggested that parents pay kids for whatthey most want their kids to do.
    31. 31. GOAL: Make kidsCITIZENS of the LIBRARY
    32. 32. 100 bookCHALLENGE
    33. 33. What About Kids Who Haven’t QUITE Foundtheir READING STRIDE?
    34. 34. Correct Reading Level = Successful Reading Experience Don’t let Mommypride get in the way!
    35. 35. Consider All Genres (no matter how batty it makes you)
    36. 36. Any book that helps a child form a habit of reading, to makereading one of his deepand continuing needs, is good for him. -- Maya Angelou
    37. 37. LEARNERS who lose POWER OF CHOICE are disempowered. SO………give them choices and then GET OUT OF THE WAY!
    38. 38. You cannot teach aman anything, you can only help him find it within himself. - Galileo
    39. 39. Rule: Read book before watching movie OR Watch movie before reading book.FLEXIBILITY is the name of the game.
    40. 40. Embrace TechnologyCan’t hold it back! MULTISENSORY canbe the KEY to SUCCESSFUL READING & LEARNING. Awesome Apps!!
    41. 41. Kids withserious and/or diagnosable reading struggles
    42. 42. BridgerVisualPerceptionStruggles
    43. 43. Amanda – Severe Dyslexia
    44. 44. Unconditional Love & AcceptancePraise for Efforts rather than Grades
    45. 45. Family Project – SiblingsReading Chapter Books
    46. 46. Read next year’s high school books during summer Mom & Dad read textbook assignments aloud
    47. 47. Myriad of ActivitiesOutside of Academics
    48. 48. There are times when kids simply need a kick in the pants….
    49. 49. enthusiasm “The best book ever.” – Seth, age 10
    50. 50. bribery
    51. 51. offeringkickbacks
    52. 52. Do YourHOMEWORK! 90% of books are trash. It’s the 10% that get us where we want to go. Make the
    53. 53. Moms weigh in to compile the ultimate list: BOOKS WE ADORE!surveyed moms from across the country, askedthem to be SUPER DISCRIMINATING and only list books they ABSOLUTELY ADORE Link to list on my website: www.seriousmomsense.com
    54. 54. USA Today’s 100 GREATEST BOOKS FOR KIDS ranked by Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine February 2012 The 50 Best Books for Kids ranked by TimeOut New York March 2012100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know New York Public Library
    55. 55. LIBRARIES – LIBRARIANS – TEACHERS - AUTHORS - BOOK BLOGSTeri Harman: Book-Matters.comBetsy Bird: blog.schoollibraryjournal.comDonalyn Miller: The Book WhispererRead Today: incentive program, trackingRated Reads: content reviewsBook Adventure: book lists & kids readingprogramClassics for Children: yesterdaysclassics.comLibraries of Hope (Forgotten Classics, FreedomSeries): librariesofhope.com
    56. 56. REMEMBER ULTIMATE GOALS: SUCCESSFUL ADULTSMEANINGFUL, JOYFUL EXPERIENCES WITH YOUR KIDS “CHILDREN ARE NOTVESSELS TO BE FILLED BUT FIRES TO BE LIT.”
    57. 57. There are many little ways to enlarge yourchild’s world. Love ofbooks is the best of all. -- Jacqueline Kennedy

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