Parents who Love Reading, Kids who Don't: How it Happens and what You Can Do about it
An inspiring and practical book by a veteran high school teacher that shows how to make your child an avid reader -- even if he or she now dislikes books.
Virtually all teachers agree: The best students are avid readers. They're the kids who don't just do their homework, but pick up books and magazines to read for pleasure. Yet even parents who love to read sometimes find that their kids don't enjoy books. Now, Mary Leonhardt shows how to awaken, or reawaken, a child to the joy of reading. She even identifies the seven stages that children go through as they develop their reading skills and outlines what parents can do to help them along. Her advice is clear, down-to-earth, and proven effective.
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So here's my advice on how to teach your child to read. It's how I taught my older
daughter to read — and how I wish I'd taught my two other children. Teach Letters
First There are all kinds of ways to do this. Read alphabet books. They're great.
kind of teaching. The more active, less academic kids would be swinging from the
fluorescent lights in ten minutes — or less. A mixed class simply demands that a
teacher be a more creative, interesting, innovative teacher. Having said all this, ...
... Insights from the Research, The (Krashen), 163 preschoolers teaching reading
to, 114-120 and television, 106-107 Presumed Innocent ( Turow), 214 Pride and
Prejudice (Austen), 83, 196 Prince of Tides, The (Conroy), 188 Princess Bride, ...
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Leonhardt, a veteran high school teacher, dedicates this book to all kids who hate reading. Using telling insights into children and the nature of American education, Leonhardt is on target with her ... Read full review