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ERIC Number: ED310359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Teach Reading, Too.
Clary, Linda Mixon
Parents and teachers need to be involved in teaching children to read and to enjoy reading. There are three planks in a platform that will help all parents become involved in their children's learning to read. First, parents must set the example. If they want their children to read, parents must read around them and to them. Secondly, they must follow up on reading. This follow-up could involve helping youngsters to write and bind their own books, taping excerpts of youngsters reading favorite parts of books, creating book character "parades," and watching TV shows about books. Besides learning that reading is important, the child usually learns to love to read. The parents' final responsibility in teaching reading is to find out about, participate in, evaluate, and make requests of the instructional program at the child's school. A "Twenty Questions" list can help the parent fulfill this responsibility. By reading to their youngsters, reacting with them to books, and overseeing school programs parents can teach their children to read and to enjoy reading. (MG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A