ERIC Number: ED278954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Help Your Child Become a Good Reader.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Focusing on reinforcing students' reading skills at home, this pamphlet emphasizes that parents should read aloud to children, talk to them about their experiences, take them places, limit their television-watching, and take an interest in their reading progress. Children's success and interest in reading is said to depend largely on whether they acquire knowledge at home, parents converse with them, they are encouraged to talk about their feelings, and--most importantly--whether parents read aloud to them. It is suggested that parents: (1) begin reading to children as early as possible; (2) talk to children about the stories; (3) relate story episodes to real-life events; (4) teach children the alphabet; (5) provide a proper place to read; (6) obtain records with follow-along books for children; (7) encourage children to watch educational television programs; (8) not expect that simply placing children in front of a computer terminal will improve their reading; (9) encourage children to make scrapbooks of letters and words; (10) prepare children to learning phonics; (11) encourage a positive attitude toward school; (12) keep abreast of children's school performance; (13) make weekly trips to the library with children; (14) initiate a reading hour; and (15) stay interested and involved in children's growth as readers. (JD)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Home Programs, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Prereading Experience, Reading Achievement, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Attitudes, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Reading Interests, Reading Materials, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Recreational Reading, Story Telling
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.