Teach Your Child to Read

A Phonetic Reading Primer for Parents and Teachers to Use with Children


Author: Annis Garfield

Publisher: Random House Uk Limited

ISBN: 9780091857400

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 1733

This complete step-by-step reading course has been specially designed for parents to use at home with their children.

Children Learning to Read

A Guide for Parents and Teachers


Author: Seymour W. Itzkoff

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275954369

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 876

An accessible explanation of how children learn to read, bringing together the sciences of psycholinguistics and developmental psychology and classroom practice in literary education. Describes stages of language acquisition and reading development from infancy to grade school years, and discusses i

Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Teachers


Author: Patricia Logan Oelwein

Publisher: Topics in Down Syndrome

ISBN: 9780933149557

Category: Education

Page: 371

View: 8418

American reading programme that ensures success by presenting lessons which are both imaginative and functional and which can be tailored to meet the needs of each student

Phonics the Easy Way

A Clear and Comprehensive Guide to the Most Up-to-date Methods for Teaching Your Child to Read


Author: Annis Garfield

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091917174

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 191

View: 5721

Clear and comprehensive, this is the only book for parents that includes and explains the new government guidelines in detail. There has been a shake-up in the way children are taught to read in primary schools in England. The government has accepted a review that backs the use of a method known as "synthetic phonics," where children are taught letter sounds (c-a-t spells cat), not the names of letters (cee-ay-tee), before they move onto simple books. Phonics is already used in a lot of schools, but not necessarily in a systematic or prescriptive way. These changes—which are being introduced at the end of 2007—will mean that all children will be taught this way before the age of five. Phonics: A Reading Guide for Parents ties in to this new government literacy strategy and is a core guide to help you to teach your child to read using phonics. It follows the latest recommendations of the DFES and the Primary National Strategy, reflecting the new, fundamentally changed, teaching guidelines.

Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies


Author: Tracey Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068939

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 4632

You’re thinking of teaching a child to read. What a great idea! Now all you need is exactly the right blueprint. This easy-to-follow book is written with two people in mind; you, and the child you’re thinking of teaching. Mother and children’s reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you all the down-to-earth, honest information you need to give a child a happy, solid start with reading. Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies is for parents of young children who want to give their kids a head start by teaching them to read before they enter school or to supplement their children’s school instruction, as well as teachers and caregivers of young children. Filled with hands-on activities that progress a child from sounds to words to sentences to books, this friendly guide shows you how to: Prepare a child to read Sharpen his listening skills Correct her errors graciously Choose the right books Have kids read out loud Find help if you need it Whether the child you want to teach is two or twelve; fast paced or steady; an absolute beginner or someone who’s begun but could use a little help, this empathetic book shows you how to adapt the simple, fun activities to your child’s individual needs. You’ll see how to make activities age appropriate, how to add more challenge or support, and how to make gender allowances if that’s relevant. Plus, you’ll discover how to: Lay the foundation for good reading skills Tell the difference between a reading delay and a reading problem Help your child build words from letters and sounds, advance to short and long vowel words, and conquer syllables and silent letters Select entertaining workbooks, recycle them, and make up your own reading activities Get your child ready for sentences Keep your child reading — with others or on his own Complete with lists of word families, phonics rules, and reading resources, Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies will help you make learning fun for your child as he or she develops this critical skill!



Author: Sharon Stansfield

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479702498

Category: Games

Page: 160

View: 3696

This unique reading programme has been developed after many years of working as an Occupational Therapist with children with Dyslexia, Attention Deficit (ADHD) and other reading and learning difficulties. It has been designed specifically for easy use by parents, grandparents and au-pairs, providing a progressive series of games which are fun to play and which take your child developmentally through the stages of learning to read. It can also be used by teachers and remedial teachers as a supplement to their usual lessons because it follows the correct developmental stages of reading. A major difference between this programme and many other programmes for reading is the emphasis on movement, rhythm and rhyme. Parents are often surprised that I encourage movement when teaching reading foundations. They are also usually pleased that at last they can stop the fight of trying to keep their child sitting still and focussing quietly while trying to practise his reading. Movement is fundamental to this programme and rhythm and rhyme are intrinsically linked to movement. The section on vestibular processing explains why I have found this to be so necessary and yet overlooked when teaching reading. In the introduction, I give the reader a brief overview of the underlying principles that have informed my approach. I also help the reader identify the developmental foundations that children need in order to begin to learn to read and understand how each developmental step prepares the way for the next. This is not an in-depth academic diatribe on neuro-development; it is an overview designed to inform and empower the reader to be able to get the best out of the programme. Indeed, I have found that when I empower parents this way, they usually go away to return with even better, more creative ideas and their children progress so much faster. Reading does not begin with the recognition of written letters and how they combine to make words. Children need to learn to become aware of sounds within words and to be able to separate sounds from each other. They need to be able to play with sounds. They also need to recognise shapes of letters and remember the sounds they represent. There is such a lot of learning that needs to be achieved before we can really begin a formal reading lesson. The games in this book start at the early developmental stage of learning to listen actively to the different constituent sounds in words and to play with the sounds of words. These early games can be played in the park or garden since no books are needed. Young children who are not yet ready to learn to recognise written words can play these games and develop a strong base on which to build writing and spelling. The games then continue to follow the development of the foundation skills needed for reading until the last section of games, where actual reading is introduced. When the children reach the section of reading text, it is presented in rhymes that they have already learnt. This not only builds their confidence but also helps them to read with natural flow and tone. The ability to recognise words in different fonts is also introduced at this stage. Each game is presented in easy to follow steps, like following a recipe. The main aim of the game is briefly described, followed by any equipment you might need and where you should play the game. Equipment is kept minimal and simple and most games are designed to be played in and around the home or garden. This makes it easy for parents and children to decide at any time to play a game, without much planning ahead. An illustration for each game makes it easier to find when paging through quickly and stimulates your child’s imagination and interest. At the end of the book a series of worksheets is presented. These are mostly lists of letters, phonic blends and words presented in large bold font and with some grading to develop your child’s ability to recognise letters and words in different fonts. T

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading


Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington

Publisher: Peace Hill Press

ISBN: 9780972860314

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 538

An accessible primer on phonics-based teaching filters out the obscure, political, and gimmicky practices of typical programs to provide parents with simple steps on teaching children how to read, providing a wealth of tools, instructional advice, and easy-to-follow guidelines. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Teaching a Preschooler to Read

Phonics for Parents and Other Care-Givers


Author: Stephen Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999458501


Page: N.A

View: 6890

This book provides a guided, comprehensive program for any parent or care-giver who wants to teach a preschool child how to read. The author, a life-long teacher, enabled all 3 of his own children to read independently by age three-and-a-half. The method he used, Systematic Phonics, is the method used throughout the book. In this phonics program, there are no lists of sight words for your child to memorize. Instead, you will teach your child to read unfamiliar words by decoding them: matching their letters with appropriate sounds and then blending those sounds together. Using this phonics program, you will gradually reveal to your child the complex code that underlies all competent reading and spelling. In doing so (and this is crucially important) you will make reading and spelling logical for him. As he begins to understand that logic, he will delight in the code, and he will want to learn more about it.The author will guide you through each step of this 12 to 18-month program. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you personally provided your child with one of the most important intellectual skills she will ever need to master. Who could perform this task for her better than you?


A 50 Step Guide to Teach Reading with Synthetic Phonics


Author: Mona McNee

Publisher: Galore Park Publishing

ISBN: 9781902984834

Category: Reading (Elementary)

Page: 149

View: 1223

Are you a parent looking to give your child a head-start with their reading? Do you want to use the method now endorsed by the government and used in schools because it is the most effective way to teach children to read? Are you looking for an easy-to-use book which guides you through the teaching process step by step? If the answer is yes, then you need Step by Step Reading.Written by highly acclaimed synthetic phonics expert Mona McNee, Step by Step Reading is a complete synthetic phonics course in ONE book, making it easy for you to teach your child to read. The course teaches reading in fifty steps and is fully supported by a wide range of games and activities which are available to download FREE from the Galore Park website at www.galorepark.co.uk. If you want an easy-to use and effective reading programme for your child, there is no better teacher than Mona McNee and no better course than Step by Step Reading. Step by Step has sold over 21,000 copies to date and is suitable for use from the age of 3 to adulthood. Perfect for home-learning, the course is suitable for a wide audience including pupils of any age who are learning to read or who struggle with spelling, as well as dyslexic students. The step by step approach makes learning easier to manage, encouraging gradual learning at the pupil's own pace.

How to Teach Phonics

A Strong 'Phonics-First' Approach for Teaching Reading and Spelling


Author: Janice Porter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530549030


Page: 124

View: 6035

A guide for parents and tutors instructing in how to teach Reading using the phonetic method. This is Phonics- made- plain, including Word Families and Reading Rules- two keys for fluent reading. This no-nonsense, distraction-free guide, will get your student on the reading road easily and quickly. Here is thorough instruction for the parent to teach their own child to read better in less time than modern-day institutions have need.

How to Teach Your Dyslexic Child to Read

A Proven Method for Parents and Teachers


Author: Bernice H. Baumer

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806519814

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6350

Discusses learning disabilities and suggests teaching methods for dyslexic children in kindergarten through third grade

How to Help Your Child Read and Write


Author: Dominic Wyse

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405840248

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 4279

Every parent wonders when they should start teaching their child to read and write, what kinds of books they should read and how to help their child to learn. This parent's guide to early literacy offers answers to these questions.


A Parents' and Teachers' Guide


Author: Trevor Payne,Elizabeth Turner

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853594106

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 706

This book is a handy, practical guide to the educational difficulties encountered by children experiencing specific learning difficulties (dyslexia). It is aimed at parents of dyslexic children and non-specialist teachers who have these children in their classes. It is written by two experienced and qualified practitioners. The authors have aimed to write the book in plain English, with a minimum of jargon and technical language.

Living Literacy at Home

A Parent's Guide


Author: Margaret Mary Policastro

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1496606566

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 5040

Reading to children at home is a joyful and celebratory time for parents and children alike. Both relish in the story and the time spent together. Early exposure to texts provides other benefits as well because it prepares children for school and builds a love of reading. Living Literacy at Home provides tips and strategies to help parents build those connections. Included is a snapshot of what literacy looks like in today?s classroom and support on how to make that home-to-school connection, how to build a home library and develop a reading routine, and how to make every day a literacy-rich day. Easy-to-use forms and a glossary of literacy terms round out this resource. Although the book is intended for parents of children in kindergarten through grade 8, the routines and suggestions can be easily adapted for any grade level.

Phonics for Dummies


Author: Susan M. Greve

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068300

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 1306

Features kid- and parent-friendly tips and activities The fun and easy way to grasp the ABCs of reading Want to introduce your child to reading, or strengthen your child's reading skills? This fun and entertaining guide shows you how to use phonics as an easy and engaging path to reading. Phonics For Dummies contains tips on mastering letter sounds in reading, activities to engage your child's enthusiasm, and advice for making reading interesting and fun. Discover how to: Use phonics to learn to read Improve reading and spelling skills Master unusual sounds and spellings Build your child's vocabulary Play games that encourage progress All this on the audio CD: Dozens of letter sounds in friendly lessons Keywords to help your child with reading and spelling Easy examples and tips for your child to follow Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Teach a Child to Read with Children's Books

Combining Story Reading, Phonics, and Writing to Promote Reading Success


Author: Mark B. Thogmartin

Publisher: Grayson Bernard Pub


Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9102

This guide shows parents how to combine story reading, phonics, and writing to help their children develop into skilled and motivated readers. The guide discusses how to prepare children for reading success; how to use children's literature to promote learning and enjoyment; why combining book experiences and phonics is better than using either approach alone; ways to use writing to enhance children's reading progress; why reading aloud is important; and which books to use and where to find them. Chapters in the guide are: (1) "The 'Great Debate'"; (2) "Acquiring Language and Learning To Read"; (3) "Early Readers: What Can They Teach Us?"; (4) "What Works? One Successful Program"; (5) "Using 'Real Books' in Your Program"; (6) "Preparing for Formal Lessons"; (7) "Book Reading and Strategy Development"; (8) "Learning about Letters, Sounds, and Words"; (9) "Story Writing in the Reading Lesson"; and (10) "Putting It All Together: A Sample Lesson." Contains 79 references. Appendixes present a 600-item bibliography of children's trade books; a special note for Christian educators; and advice on establishing a tutoring project. (RS)

Parenting a Struggling Reader

A Guide to Diagnosing and Finding Help for Your Child's Reading Difficulties


Author: Susan Hall,Louisa Moats

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307489388

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 2678

The first completely comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty. According to the National Institute of Health, ten million of our nation’s children (approximately 17 percent) have trouble learning to read. While headlines warn about the nation’s reading crisis, Susan Hall (whose son was diagnosed with dyslexia) and Louisa Moats have become crusaders for action. The result of their years of research and personal experience, Parenting a Struggling Reader provides a revolutionary road map for any parent facing this challenging problem. Acknowledging that parents often lose valuable years by waiting for their school systems to test for a child’s reading disability, Hall and Moats offer a detailed, realistic program for getting parents actively involved in their children’s reading lives. With a four-step plan for identifying and resolving deficiencies, as well as advice for those whose kids received weak instruction during the crucial early years, this is a landmark publication that promises unprecedented hope for the next generation of Information Age citizens. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Learning Disabilities--there is a Cure

A Guide for Parents, Educators, and Physicians


Author: Addie Cusimano

Publisher: Learning Disabilities

ISBN: 9780615120539

Category: Education

Page: 98

View: 4277

Statistical reports indicate that 2.7 million public school students nationwide have been identified as learning disabled, and that fifty percent of all high school dropouts come from inner city schools where twenty-five percent are learning disabled. Since learning disabled students innately have average to superior IQ¿s, why can¿t they learn? For years educators have been in search of the right reading approach, one that would meet the needs of all children. Since the early 1900¿s we have switched from a sight approach, to a phonetic approach, linguistic, whole language, integrated, and now, a researched based, balanced approach. The No Child Left Behind Act has set a goal that by 2014, all children in the United States are to be proficient in reading. The dilemma lies in how this is to be accomplished even with this improved balanced approach. Educational specialist Addie Cusimano shares her findings which are based on her research, work and success with students from pre-school to college age, from learning disabled to gifted. She presents her answers to the No Child Left Behind Act, discusses approaches that work best, the importance of teaching specific learning skills, and offers many valuable teaching techniques and strategies. Her premise is that learning disabled students can and should be cured at the elementary level, and that the best approach for all children is one that incorporates more facets of learning than are presently taught. This revised second edition of her book adds two new chapters, the teaching of foreign languages and mathematics. Written in an easy to read fashion, Learning Disabilities: There is a Cure offers educators, parents and professionals a refreshing and assured method for the solution to serious academic concerns.

Phonics for Kids


Author: Marilyn Martyn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465306226

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 6115

Phonics for Kids highlights more than phonics. It presents the English Alphabetic System in a series of graded lessons as well as twenty traditional graded stories to give enjoyment and develop reading fluency. It also contains a guide to spelling, spelling lists and graded reading exercises. The book is essentially a graded reading course for the first three years of primary school. It supports the modern school curriculum. Phonics for Kids was written for parents and care givers of primary school age children. Using the contents systematically will ensure a child establishes the necessary core reading skills during the first three years of primary school.