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Portraits of Readers

A snapshot of beginning readers, from birth through age seven.

Jill Monroe

on 15 January 2013

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preconventional (ages 3-5)
and emerging (ages 4-6) Portraits of Readers developing
(ages 5-7) Early readers display curiosity about
books, reading and print. Preconventional and Emerging readers
enjoy listening to books read aloud,
focus and rely on illustrations,
memorize favorite books,
and pretend to read,
holding books correctly and turning the pages. Choose books and print with:
song, rhythm, repetition and rhyme
letter names and letter sounds
counting and number books
environmental print Recommended Reading:
Creaky Old House by Linda Ashman
The Handmade Alphabet by Laura Rankin
One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre
My Great Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston
Lentil by Robert McCloskey Children see themselves
as readers. Developing readers can
look at books independently,
read simple words and sight words,
read aloud word by word,
and retell the main idea of the story,
using both print and illustrations. Choose books and print with:
simple patterns and simple text
word families
and simple plots
about topics to share with others Recommended Reading:
Angelo by David Macaulay
Hunter's Best Friend at School by Laura Malone Elliot
Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino
A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant prereading
(birth-age 3) Infants develop
oral language. Prereaders
gain familiarity with sounds and oral language,
begin to control spoken language,
build vocabulary,
develop a sense of story,
and discover the world of books. Choose books and print with:
predictable patterns and repetition
or familiar associations
that are sturdy enough to withstand the wear and tear of little hands Recommended Reading:
Let's Play by Leo Lionni
My Car by Byron Barton
Book of Mother Goose by Arnold Lobel
This Little Piggy and Other Rhymes to Sing and Play
by Jane Yolen
Climb Into My Lap: First Poems to Read Together
by Lee Bennett Hopkins Lucas, 6 months
Skippyjon Jones Up & Down Betsy, 3 1/2 years old
Curious George Joshua, 4 years old
Bob the Builder Parker, 2 years old
Max and Ruby Hailey, 6 years old
Junie B. Jones Professional Resources:
Campbell-Hill, Bonnie. (2001). Portraits of Readers: Developmental Continuums.
Christopher-Gordon Publishers.
Chall, Jeanne. (1983). Stages of Reading Development. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Frankenstein, Diane. (2009). Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to
Raise a Child Who Loves to Read. New York: Penguin Books.
Hancock, Marjorie. (2008). A Celebration of Literature and Response: Children,
Books, and Teachers in K-8 Classrooms. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
Taylor, Melissa. Ten Recent Children's Books by Colorado Authors. In: Colorado
Parent. March 2010. Sebastian, 6 years old
Dig It, Build It
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