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The Importance of Reading
Transcript of The Importance of Reading
in reading in children 50 percent of American adults are unable to read an eighth grade level book. 3 out of 5 people in an American prison can't read. 85 percent of juvenile offenders have problems reading. Children whose parents read
to them tend to become better
readers and perform better in school Illiteracy costs American taxpayers an estimated $20 billion each year. It expands kids' vocabulary and
teaches children how to pronounce new words When the State of Arizona projects how many prison beds it will need, it factors in the number of kids who read well in fourth grade. Disadvantages of not Reading: Reading to older kids helps
them understand grammar and
correct sentence structure Kids and parents can use
reading time as bonding time One literacy expert branded the findings a "national disaster", warning that such children were at risk of being left behind at school and failing to develop the creative talents needed to lead happy and productive lives. Being read to builds children's attention
spans and helps them hone their listening skills Curiosity, creativity and imagination are all developed while being read to 5 tips for reading at home that increase reading fluency Kids learn appropriate behavior when they're read to, and are exposed to new situations, making them more prepared when they encounter these situations in real life Children who read: succeed. The most significant part of a child's mental growth between the ages of three and seven is the ability to imagine. Books boost imagination. You are keeping your child from this? 1. Don’t restrict reading to a bedtime-
*Try using the time as a “cool down time” after dinner or when parents arrive home from the office. If your kids are in front of the tube maybe direct them to some educational broadcasting. Resources Do you remember this? 2. Preview the book before reading it
* This process helps with reading comprehension and teaches the child to use the context of all of the information in book to understand its content. Benefits of Reading: http://www.sixwise.com/newsletters/07/02/07/reading-aloud-to-kids-the-12-benefits-of-reading-books-out-loud-to-children-of-all-ages.htm http://education-portal.com/articles/Illiteracy:_The_Downfall_of_American_Society.html 3. Don’t be reluctant to repeat books – It is helping the child to recognize words by sight. It is estimated that the average child decodes a word three to four times before they can recognize it by sight. The more words that they can recognize by sight the quicker that they can read. 4. Play number and word identification games – This tip emphasizes the need to use the book for purposes other than just telling a story. Games, such as finding every letter “Q” on a page, or looking for everything in couples, help children rapidly name letters and numbers, which is a key factor in developing reading fluency. PBS Between the Lions
Sesame Street 5. Don’t immediately correct decoding mistakes – Similar to the old proverb about teaching a man to fish, if we instantly correct all mistakes without teaching children how correct for themselves, they become dependant on others to help them become fluent. Decreases a child's probability of staying in school. By Dr. Philip Levin, Program Director,
The Help Group - UCLA Neuropsychology Program
www.thehelpgroup.org/pdf/guide/Levin_article.pdf Decreases attention span. Increases the probability of imprisonment. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/apr/30/children-parents-reading-stories http://www.totsites.com/help/fun/reading-books.php