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  • 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.They are ready to learn to read.

  • Why are parents so important in helping their children get ready to read?You are your childs first teacher.

    You know your child best.

    Children learn best by doing, and they love doing things with you.

  • F Y ITo become successful readers, children need to:What do children need to learn to become good readers? Learn a code Understand its meaning

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  • Reading is more than decoding words. Good readers understand the meaning of what they read.Reading is understanding the meaning.Leah is hipple when she roffs with her mom.

  • What do children need to know before they can learn to read?What is decoding?

    Noticing print Knowing letter names and sounds Hearing the sounds that make up words

  • What do children need to know before they can learn to read?What is comprehension?

    Knowing what words mean (vocabulary) Understanding the meaning of printed language

  • Five simple practices help childrenget ready to read.Help your child be ready to read with simple activities every day.

  • Every child is unique.The five practices provide fun learning experiences for children of different ages and interests.

  • Use the language you know best to help your child get ready to read.

  • Talking helps your child get ready to read.Talking:

    Children learn about language bylistening to parents talk andjoining the conversation.

  • Talking helps your child get ready to read.Talking:

    Books are wonderful conversation starters.

  • Talking helps your child get ready to read.Talking:

    Heres a way to talk to children to increase vocabulary and comprehension.

  • Talking helps your child get ready to read.Talking:

    When you talk with your child:

    Use new words. Take turns. Make connections.

  • Singing helps your child get ready to read.Singing:Songs are a natural way tolearn about language.

  • Singing helps your child get ready to read.

    Twinkle, twinkle little star,How I wonder what you are.Up above the world so high,Like a diamond in the sky.Twinkle, twinkle little star,How I wonder what you are.

    Singing:

  • Shared reading is the best way to help your child get ready to read.Reading:

    Reading together with your children is the single most important way to help them get ready to read.

  • F Y IShared reading is the best way to help your child get ready to read.

    Reading:

    Shared reading develops vocabulary and comprehension.

  • Shared reading is the best way to help your child get ready to read.

    Reading:

    Reading helps children learn less common words. Talk about the meaning of words as you read.

  • F Y IShared reading is the best way to help your child get ready to read.

    Reading: How you share books with your child is important.

  • Writing helps your child get ready to read.Writing:

    Reading and writing go together.

  • Writing helps your child get ready to read.Making MarksDrawing and WritingName WritingWord WritingWriting:

  • Playing helps your child get ready to read.Playing: Children learn about language through different kinds of play.

  • F Y IPlaying helps your child get ready to read.Playing:

    Pretend and dramatic playdevelop language skills.

  • Your home can be a learning center to help your child get ready to read.Make your home a learning zone!

  • Your library helps children get ready to read.

  • Talking and reading: We have books for you to take homeand read together.

  • Singing:

    We have music to borrow.

  • Writing: We have places where you can write.

  • Playing: We have places to play and learn.

  • We have programs for all ages.

  • Join us for more fun workshops!

    Fun for Parents and Children Fun with Letters Fun with Words Fun with Science and Math

  • We can talk to community groups, childcare providers, and preschool teachers about how to help children get ready to read.

  • How to get a library card How to find us online How to contact us for more information

  • Thank you for coming today!We invite you to play our Cruise into Kindergarten Online Game with your child! http://pacruisetok.org

    [Instructions for presenters are in brackets and red type. Additional background information for this workshop is included in the Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) 2nd Edition Manual and CD.For this workshop, have an assortment of age-appropriate materials (birth to age five) nearby to use during the presentation: board books, picture books, information books, music CDs, read-along kits, and other types of materials that parents can use to help their children get ready to read.]Information to present and points to make to the audience are in black type. Consider your community and audience as you present the workshop. The workshop is intended to be flexible, so that you can modify the presentation. For example, you can substitute books and activities that may have special meaning for the parents and caregivers you expect to attend. Feel free to present information in your own words.[Presenter: Welcome parents and caregivers and introduce the workshop.]Points to makeWe are happy you are here.We are going to have fun together while we talk about how to start getting your child ready to read.You will leave with ideas you can begin to use today. Points to makeFrom the time they are infants, children learn language and other important skills that will help them learn to read. [Presenter: Ask audience members the ages of their children.]Whether your child is four days old or four years old, it is not too early or too late to help him or her develop important literacy and pre-reading skills.Developing early literacy skills now will make it easier for your child to learn to read when he or she starts school.You can help your child learn language and other early literacy skills with simple activities. These are easy to make part of your everyday routine and are fun for both you and your child.

    Points to makeChildrens reading success in kindergarten and beyond begins with positive language and literacy experiences from the time they are infants.If children develop pre-reading skills before they start kindergarten, they can focus on learning to read once they begin school.Children who start kindergarten ready to learn to read have greater success throughout their school years. They are more likely to read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade. Children who read at or above grade level by the end of 4th grade are much more likely to graduate from high school and be successful readers and learners throughout their lives.Points to makeYou have been your childs teacher from the day he or she was born. You know more about your child than anyone else. You are in the best position to help your child get ready to read because:Young children have short attention spans. You can do activities for short bits of time throughout the day. You can help your children learn in ways and at times that are best for them. Parents are tremendous role modelsif your children see that you think reading is important and enjoy it, they will follow your lead. Children learn best by doingand they love doing things with YOU. Points to makeLearning to read involves two key skills: Children must learn to decode print. They need to understand that the words they hear and say can be written with letters (the code). They need to learn that letters represent the sounds they hear in words.Children need to understand or comprehend what print says. They need to learn the meaning of individual words. They also need to understand the meaning of the books or stories they read.[Presenter: Ask the audience to decode this.Answer: I can read.Ask the audience what steps they took to decode this sentence.]

    Points to makeYou decoded the symbols. You matched the symbols to letters and sounds and read the words. [Presenter: Ask someone to read the sentence and then ask what the underlined words mean.] Points to makeIf you dont know what hipple and roffs mean, you do not know what the sentence means. Children can learn to decode words but not understand what they mean.To become good readers, children must decode words and interpret their meaning. These are skills children need to develop before they actually learn to read. That is why it is important to start now to get your child ready to read.Lets talk a little more about decoding and comprehension skills.

    Points to makeRemember that children need to learn two key skills. The first is decoding. In order to decode words, children need to:Notice print and understand that printed words stand for spoken words.Know how a book works: how to open a book, turn pages, and follow words on a page from left to right.Know letter names and sounds.Be able to hear and play with the sounds in words.Knowing letter names and sounds and being able to hear and play with the sounds in words are the strongest predictors of early reading success. Points to makeTo become successful readers, children need to understand the meaning of what they read. Making sense of written languagecomprehensionis at the heart of what it means to be a good reader. Vocabulary and comprehension skills start to develop from the time a child is an infant. A baby listens to what parents and other caregivers say and learns the meaning of words. The more language experiences children have, the more words they learn and the better they become at understanding the meaning of what is being said. This will help children understand the meaning of written words as they learn to read.

    Points to makeWe are going to talk about five of the best ways to help children learn pre-reading skills and get ready to read. These five practices are easy to do with children of all ages. They can be done at home, at the doctors office, in the car, or anywhere you and your child spend time together.The five best ways to help your child get ready to read are: Talking Singing Reading Writing PlayingWhen you leave the library today, you will have ideas for how to use these practices to help your child get ready to read.Points to makeGetting ready to read involves many skills. Some children learn these skills earlier and more quickly than other children, just like children learn to walk and talk at different ages. When you use the five practices, you can help your children learn important pre-reading skills that are appropriate for their ages and interests. Dont push your child. Do have fun with these activities every day so your child wants to do them again and again!Points to makeIf English is not your first language, speak to your child in the language you know best. This allows you to explain things to your child more fluently.Your child will be able to translate what he or she knows later, rather than having to learn both the concept and the English word at the same time. Points to makeChildren learn language by listening to their parents and others talk. As they hear spoken words, children learn:How individual words sound, which helps them decode words.What words mean, which increases their vocabulary.How words can be put together to communicate ideas and information, which leads to comprehension.[Presenter: Choose a book like The Little Red Hen or one of your favorite titles and demonstrate how to use the book as a way to have a conversation with children.Demonstrate the following so parents can learn how to take a picture walk and have a conversation about a book. Look at the cover. Point out the title and author. Talk about the illustration; ask what your child thinks the story is about. Walk through the book, page by page. Talk about the characters, and predict what might happen to them. Make a guess about how the book will end.Stress that a picture walk is not reading the book. Its having a conversation about the story.] Points to makeA picture walk is a good example of a quality conversation. A picture walk:Teaches a child to take turns in order to have a conversation.Helps children become familiar with how books work and are organized.Gives parents a chance to introduce new words and what they mean. (Thats called a peach. It looks a little like an orange. A peach is also a kind of fruit.)Provides opportunities to rephrase what the child says so he or she can learn more language. (Child: Me do that. Parent: Yes, you have gone down a slide.)Extends conversations to help children learn more about something. (Parent: Yes, that is a cave. A cave is like a hole in a mountain.)Helps a child make connections to past and future events so he or she understands that language sometimes represents events that are not happening right now.

    [Presenter: Explain that some ways of talking with children are especially good at helping them think and learn. Watch the video clip and then ask the following.]Points to makeWhat differences did you see in the two conversations? Answers include: In the second conversation, the parent paid more attention to the child, answered questions, used new words, modeled correct grammar, and extended the conversation to add meaning. Make sure your child has lots of opportunities to talk with you, not just listen to you talk. Respond to what your child says and follow his or her lead. Answer your childs questions as completely as possible. Your explanations help your child learn more about the world.If your child isnt talking yet, ask a question, wait for him or her to react with a gesture or by babbling, and then give feedback, such as, Yes, the two bunnies are chasing each other.Ask your toddler to tell you about something that happened to him or her today; ask for more details so your child can expand on the story. Ask questions that have more than a yes or no answer. This encourages your child to think about possible answers and to ask more questions. This increases comprehension skills.[Presenter: Watch the video clip about how to talk to children so they learn new words and information. Ask the audience to make note of what words the father introduces during this short conversation. Answers include eggplant, squishy, Italian, pieces, and finished. Then make the following points.]

    Points to makeWhen you talk with your child:Use new words. Good readers have a large vocabulary. Knowing lots of words helps children better understand what they read. Begin this early, even before your children learn to talk.Take turns. Children are just beginning to learn how to have a conversation. It is important for you to ask questions and listen to what your children say in response. Make connections. Help children remember past events and connect them to current and future activities. This helps ch...