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Utah Kids Ready to Read Presentation 2.0

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Matt McLain

on 7 September 2012

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Transcript of Utah Kids Ready to Read Presentation 2.0

WRITE PLAY YOU Reading is essential to school success Start now to help your child get ready to read Learning to read begins before children start school Why is it important for children to get ready to read before they start school? Children who start kindergarten with good pre-reading skills have an advantage. Why are parents so important in helping their children get ready to read? You are your child's first teacher. What do children need to learn to become good readers? Children must learn a code:
Knowing that letters stand for words
Knowing that each letter has sounds Reading is learning the code! Reading is more than decoding words. Good readers understand the meaning of what they read. Leah is hipple when she roffs with her mom. What do children need to know before they can learn to read? Knowing letter names and sounds Hearing the sounds that make up words DECODING Noticing print COMPREHENSION Knowing what words mean (building vocabulary) Understanding the meaning of printed language How can you help your child be ready to read? TALKING SINGING READING WRITING PLAYING Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining the conversation. Use the language you know best! Books are wonderful conversation starters. How does talking increase vocabulary and comprehension? Use new words. Make connections to events
in the past or the future Take turns talking...
have a conversation! Songs are a natural way to learn about language. Most songs have a different note for each syllable. Singing helps children hear each sound in the word. Singing helps children learn new words. Reading with your child is the most important way to help him or her get ready to read. Shared reading develops vocabulary and comprehension. Reading helps children learn rare words. How you share books with your child is important. Talk about the meaning of the words as you read. Practice interactive reading. Point and ask. Make observations and ask open-ended questions. Repeat what your child says, and add details and new words. Reading and writing go together! Writing helps children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words. Making Marks Drawing Letter writing Name writing Word writing As children scribble and draw,
they develop fine motor skills and
hand-eye coordination. Playing is a great way for children to develop literacy skills. Play helps children think symbolically. Play helps develop oral language and storytelling skills. ARE YOUR CHILD'S FIRST TEACHER! How can you make your home a learning zone? Your library can help you get your child ready to read! We have books for you to take home and read together! We have music to check out! We have places where you can draw, color or write! We have fun places to play! Libraries have storytimes where we TALK SING READ PLAY They are ready to learn to read! You know your child best. Children learn best by doing, and they LOVE doing things with YOU! Make a reader everyday! Every Child Ready to Read is a project of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA), divisions of the American Library Association. ALSC and PLA have developed early literacy materials and programs to help every child become a successful reader. TALKING
PLAYING Five Simple Practices: Singing reinforces children learning sight words. AND `
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