Kids Who Read, Succeed


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Reading is a skill for life in so many areas.
Get kids reading.....and they will succeed.

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Kids Who Read, Succeed

  1. 1. Students at Sandy Beach Primary School are encouraged to understand that we need to read for many reasons . (Annette Lamb, 2001.) 
  2. 2. <ul><li>Real-World Reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Information Age Reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Pleasure Reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Life Long Learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Real-World Reading. <ul><li>You need reading to survive. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Real-World Reading. <ul><li>If you get behind in reading , you'll have trouble in every subject . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Information Age Reading. <ul><li>You need reading for most careers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information Age Reading. <ul><li>Internet = Reading. Keeping up in a changing world requires good reading skills. </li></ul>
  7. 7. We don’t want our kids to say: “ I can’t keep up!!!!!”
  8. 8. Pleasure Reading. <ul><li>Reading can be a most wonderful leisure activity. </li></ul><ul><li>It's one interesting activity you can do on a plane, on the beach, or in a line that doesn't require batteries! </li></ul><ul><li>You can read almost anywhere . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pleasure Reading. <ul><li>Make reading fun for your kids! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Help babies become readers <ul><li>Reading to your kids is great. It teaches them to focus on words and to associate books with love and cuddles. </li></ul><ul><li>But reading to your kids isn't enough! Kids need MANY skills to learn to read. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Kids need to be able to coordinate <ul><li>so they can track across the page </li></ul><ul><li>left to right. </li></ul><ul><li>Games like catch and hopping and skipping are important learning tasks too! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Focus is important <ul><li>Most of all, kids need to learn how to concentrate – and TV doesn't teach this. TV shows are designed so that if your attention wanders – or you need to go to the bathroom – you can still pick up what's happened. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Talk to your kids <ul><li>– share long conversations, tell them stories, teach them how to make sausage rolls or play 'I spy'. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Take your kids to the library <ul><li>Introduce them to formal story time or start a 'baby book club' where parents take turns reading stories to the kids – and the Mums and Dads get a chance to relax and talk to each other too. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Communication Reading. <ul><li>You need reading to communicate whether you're writing or reading a letter , email , or report . </li></ul>
  16. 16. Life Long Learning. <ul><li>You need reading for learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Life is about learning . </li></ul><ul><li>You need reading for life. </li></ul><ul><li>C Audrey Nay 2007 </li></ul>