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ERIC Number: ED138975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Helping Your Child in Reading; Parent Education Program Minicourse.
Deffenbaugh, Sue A.
A community-based course sponsored by Project TRAIN was designed to teach parents techniques and activities to be used at home to reinforce children's reading skills and to increase their interest in reading. Parents who showed an interest in reading, who read to their children, and who played word games with them indicated to their children, by their actions, that reading is a valued activity. This course consisted of four meetings, with topics and activities. The purpose of the first meeting was to explore the learning-to-read process: a simulation activity was used as explanation and demonstration of how children learn to recognize words by sight, using flash cards with pictures and words. The second meeting focused on learning sounds: the parents made picture cards designed for matching initial sounds, learned how to help their children make a collage of pictures with the same ending sounds, and played word games. In the third meeting, the parents learned activities using labels from common household items, for example, circling on a milk carton label all words beginning with the same sound as cat. The last meeting focused on how to build the meanings of new words through a quessing-game procedure and how to construct scavenger hunts. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.; Hartford Univ., West Hartford, CT.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document