ERIC Number: ED257041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Encouraging Summer Reading: 21 Suggestions Teachers Can Share With Parents.
Maring, Gerald H.
Intended for teachers to share with parents of school children, this paper presents techniques to encourage children to read during their summer vacations. The 21 suggestions for parents include the following: (1) model reading behaviors, (2) brainstorm with children to determine possible areas of interest, (3) read aloud to children, (4) allow children to buy a magazine of their choice at the supermarket, (5) establish a family custom of storytelling, (6) subscribe to a newspaper, (7) make a library area in the children's bedroom, (8) provide adequate lighting for children to read in bed, (9) set reading goals and offer rewards when the children meet those goals, (10) give children bookstore gift certificates, (11) demonstrate that the answers to children's questions can usually be found in print, (12) have children follow up televison programs by reading books on the program's topic or related subjects, (13) have children watch "Sesame Street" on television and subscribe to the program's magazine, (14) subscribe to magazines appropriate for the children's ages or grade levels, (15) ask children's teachers about books that will supplement their studies, and (16) read a book on the joy of reading and how parents can foster it in their children. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A