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ERIC Number: ED345215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Helping Your Child in Reading.
Ediger, Marlow
What can parents do to guide pupils to achieve well in reading? Parents may look at and discuss picture books with their preschool and kindergarten age children, without pressing them to read. School or public libraries are good sources of free reading materials. Parents must take ample time to read for themselves at home, thus modelling enjoyment of reading. Parents must also take adequate time to listen to the child read orally in the home setting. There are many reading games which may be played with children. Parents should be interested in their child's achievement in school. If a child is not doing well in reading, the following reasons may be in evidence: (1) the readers used in the classroom may be too easy or too complex; (2) the plan of reading instruction may not harmonize with the child's abilities; (3) poor teaching may be in evidence; and (4) there may be too much or too little emphasis on phonetic analysis, on identifying syllables within new words, on the use of context clues in identifying unknown words, or on the use of configuration clues. Certain behaviors may be exhibited by pupils with learning disability characteristics. Parents of children with such problems should show interest in their child's reading, and encourage and support the child in reading. (SR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A