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How to help your child with reading. * What is reading?. * Reading and the 21 st Century. * What can I do to help?. * What is available to support me?. * Questions. What is reading?. Prior Knowledge. What do we already know about this subject/type of book/author/film-maker?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • * What is reading?* Reading and the 21st Century* What can I do to help?* What is available to support me?* Questions

  • What is reading?Prior KnowledgeSocio-Cultural KnowledgeSyntactic KnowledgeGraphophonic Knowledge What do we already know about this subject/type of book/author/film-maker? What words might we expect? What experiences have we had like this? Does it sound right? Is that correct English grammar? What sounds do these chunks make? Sound symbol relationships Does that make sense?Comprehension

    Does that fit what you know? Does that match the picture? Comprehension What cultural and social practices surround this type of text?

  • Reading and the 21st Century

    Television Packaging Video Games Road Signs Movies Radio Programs Mobile Phones

    Reading is more than understanding print matter. It involves making meaning from a variety of texts including:

  • Phonics by itself is not enough Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosnt mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteers are in the rghit pclae: the rset can be a toatl mses but you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae we dont raed ervey lteter but the word as a wlohe.

  • What can I do to help? Strong oral language is the foundation of successful reading. Talk is central to all aspects of literacy development. Model reading to your child. It is important for your child to see you reading for real purposes and enjoyment. Continue to read to your children even when they can read independently. Make a time in your daily routine when you and your child are relaxed, to read together. This reading time (10 15 minutes each day) should not be stressful, rushed or tested. Support your childs reading choices. Find ways to read texts that they want to read. This may include comic books, computer programs, graphic novels or magazines. Remember, easier texts help children to automatize reading strategies and skills, allowing for deeper comprehension and understanding to occur. Promote reading. Use books, audio books and electronic books as rewards, gifts and incentives.

  • How can I motivate my child to read?

  • Strategies to support readers Book OrientationPrior to Reading:While Reading: Pause Prompt PraiseAfter Reading: Talk! Follow up activities

  • Questions?Thank you for your time. If you would like further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

    Remember reading should be meaningful and fun!

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