Developing Successful Readers

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jul 6, 2014 3:38:13 PM

Strategies That Families Can Use To Teach Reading

boys_readingBefore children are born, families can interest them in reading. Mothers can even read to their children when they are in the womb. Helping children to become successful and enthusiastic readers gives them a gift for a lifetime. Children that love reading transfer these skills to their adult life and can make reading a habit. Research has shown that the more pages a student reads, the more vocabulary words they will acquire. Additionally, they will gain a world of knowledge.

Read Everyday

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Read books to children everyday! Have children read books everyday. Babies can start by reading simple board books. Just looking at the board books is reading to a toddler. Utilize online books for read alouds. Make reading exciting by using silly sounds and funny voices, when reading aloud. Take kids the library often. Getting books at garage sales in an economical way to purchase a large quantity of books to ensure several titles are always available. Surround babies, toddlers, children, preteens, and teens with books.

Read What Interests Them

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Let youngsters, preteens and teens, read what interests them. Spark their interest in reading by introducing them to multiple books topics and genres.

Listen To Poetry With Silly Sounds

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This books author did research and found that, the more poems they read, the better the reading got. Parents and teachers can us use Lanskys kid-tested poems as texts struggling readers could practice on to improve their reading. For the best results use six research-based strategies: choral reading, echo reading, paired reading, repeated reading, sustained silent reading and say it like the character reading.

Practice Rhyming Words

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A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, most often at the end of lines in poems or songs. Utilize books and songs to teach learners rhyming words.

Teach Letter Sounds

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Teaching the names and the sounds of letters helps children to develop critical reading skills. Educators and families can use text and songs to introduce students to letter sounds.

Instruct Children About Short and Long Vowels Sounds

thumb-11Explicit instruction on short and long vowels helps children to break the code of reading. Teaching the names and the sounds of vowels helps children to develop critical reading skills.

Introduce Word Families

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This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

Read and Listen To Online Books

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In this tech savvy world, online books open up a whole new world for children. Anytime, anywhere, any subject. Utilizing online books helps kids get hooked on books and helps to make them lifelong readers! Visit Big Universe Learning www.biguniverse.com to access thousands of books online. Children love reading online books! Students can even put the books they read on an online bookshelf for everyone to see at www.biguniverse.com. Placing books on the bookshelf builds self-confidence for readers as they create a public display all of the online books they have read.

Recommended Reads

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles that teach critical reading skills. These texts can be used to develop children’s fluency and comprehension. Some titles are even available in the read aloud format, which is very helpful for emerging readers. Kids can push the icon and the text can be read aloud to them. This is a great opportunity to enrich student’s educational skills by introducing them to new educational content. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these delightful and engaging texts that help students develop reading automaticity at www.biguniverse.com

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by Amy Buswell & Bruce Lansky (author), Stephen Carpenter (illustrator) © 2014
ISBN: 9781476742946

Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky’s Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons turn struggling readers into happy readers.
Many struggling readers are embarrassed to read aloud. They are often intimidated or bored by texts that conventional programs require them to practice. So, instead of catching up, they fall further behind. Currently 67% of American fourth graders cant read grade-level text. Reading specialist Amy Buswell has spent eight years looking for remediation methods that work. What is needed, Buswell explains, is a program that improves the motivation of struggling readers, because that accounts for 90% of the problem. Four years ago, Buswell came up with a brainstorm. She knew her best readers enjoyed reading Bruce Lanskys poetry books for pleasure. The more poems they read, the better the reading got. Why not use Lanskys kid-tested poems as texts struggling readers could practice on to improve their reading using six research-based strategies: choral reading, echo reading, paired reading, repeated reading, sustained silent reading and say it like the character reading. This book is the result of that brainstorm and the resulting collaboration between Buswell and Lansky. It gives teachers and parents everything they need to help children improve their reading: -35 kid-tested poems by Bruce Lansky -35 customized reading lessons by Amy Buswell -35 off-the-wall illustrations by Stephen Carpenter -35 sets of zany performance tips by Bruce Lansky all of which is designed to make the process of reading improvement more like fun than work. What Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky have created is the most entertaining fluency intervention ever. Thats why it is so successful at overcoming negative attitudes to improve reading skills and scores. Ninety-five percent of participating students made significant improvement in their fluency (reading rate). And average reading scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for Buswells school raised her schools rating to an A for the first time. In 2011, Buswells school achieved one of the highest-percentage reading gains in the county. Theres no reason parents cant get in on the fun, too. Parents will enjoy Lanskys funny poems and Stephen Carpenters delightful illustrations as much as their children. By reading the poems with their children and encouraging their children to try some of Lanskys entertaining performance tips (by adding gestures, sound effects, props and finding additional readers: be they friends, family or neighbors), they can dramatically speed up their childs reading progress (and have lots of fun in the process.)

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by Lynda Franco (author)
ISBN: 9781621672357

This book is intended for readers at the speech production stage of language acquisition. It will allow the reader to focus on the sounds of the English Language (phonemic awareness); single letter recognition; sound/letter associations; beginning decoding skills by deconding known vocabulary; vocabulary development; and word/picture assocations.

thumb-2 A Donkey Reads

by Muriel Mandell (author), André Letria (illustrator) © 2011
ISBN: 9781595723789 AR: /

A fanciful adaptation of a Turkish folktale that tells the story of a poor villager, a donkey, and a wise man whose clever plan outwits a tyrannical Mongol ruler.

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by Lynda Franco (author)
ISBN: 9781621672593

This book is intended for readers approaching fluency in English. This collection of silly, humorous poems is intended to use target vocabulary in unique, imaginative ways. The poems repetitively employ phonemic awareness categories of rhyme, alliteration, and assonance.

thumb-5 Gate to the Future (Long Vowels-3)

by Lynda Franco (author)
ISBN: 9781621672487

This book is intended for readers approaching fluency in English. This collection of silly, humorous poems is intended to use target vocabulary in unique, imaginative ways. The poems repetitively employ phonemic awareness categories of rhyme, alliteration, and assonance.

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by Sharon Quesnel
ISBN: 9780743984720

This book features a particular word family and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

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by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2006
ISBN: 9781602915176

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.

thumb-1 The Pearl Reading Guide

by Saddleback Educational Publishing (author) © 2006
ISBN: 9781602915312

Struggling readers frequently lack basic reading skills and are not equipped with the prior knowledge and reading strategies to thoroughly engage in the classroom literature experience. Give your students the background and support they need to understand and enjoy literature. With these reading guides, your students will practice reading comprehension skills, sharpen their vocabulary, and learn to identify literary elements. Paperback books range in reading level from 4 to 10. Reproducible.

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