Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write--from Baby to Age 7
Raise a Child Who Loves to Read How do kids really learn to read? And how can you encourage interest in reading and writing from the start? In Raising Confident Readers, based on the five phases of literacy development, Dr. J. Richard Gentry provides fun and easy ways to teach your child to read and write successfully. When it comes to language, the most critical brain growth happens in early childhood. Raising Confident Readers shows you how to activate and accelerate this capacity for learning: The key is to introduce the right activities at the right time. Whether your child is a baby or toddler, in preschool or kindergarten, or first or second grade, Dr. Gentry helps you identify your child’s literacy phase and take the next steps to build writing, reading, and spelling skills. You’ll discover:
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________________________________ book title Activities and Techniques ACTIVITIES FOR PHASE adult underwriting automatically baby baby’s Beginning Reading child read child’s brain child’s ﬁrst child’s literacy development choose chunks Clement Hurd complete letter-sound matches correct spelling drawing and writing dyslexia Eric Carle favorite books Figure ﬁnd ﬁnger Finger spelling ﬁve ﬂowers ﬂuency Here’s illustrations incomplete letter-sound invented spelling John Archambault kid writing labels language learn to read letter names letter tiles literacy activities Literacy Milestones Margaret Wise Brown Maurice Sendak Mem Fox Memories and Keepsakes move into Phase neural parents Phase 2 reader phonemic awareness phonics preschool random letters read back reading aloud reading and writing recognize repetition rereading rhymes Richard Gentry samples of Phase Sandra Boynton scribbles sight-word recognition Skills Learned sounds in words speciﬁc spelling patterns story strategies syllable talk TEACHING READING toddler unknown words vocabulary what’s word cards word family words correctly