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ERIC Number: ED136214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
Reading Improvement: A Cooperative Community Commitment.
Reddin, Estoy
This document discusses the role of parents and the role of the community at large in the reading development and improvement of children. One way parents can assist in reading improvement is by surrounding their children with language from their earliest years. Nancy Larrick, in her "Parent's Guide to Children's Reading," suggests that parents read to the young child, even before the child has reached his or her first birthday. Larrick also states that parents can help to foster an interest in print by answering children's questions about letters and signs. And finally, parents can help by making books available to children either through purchase or by borrowing them from a library. There are at least three major ways in which the community can help foster and maintain reading skills--by supporting the public schools; by sponsoring book fairs or setting up book banks or exchanges; and by reading with children either in groups or through voluntary tutoring in the schools. If children see parental and community efforts to support reading activities, they will likewise place value on reading. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference on Reading Improvement (Petersburg, Virginia, November 1974)