ERIC Number: ED437611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Improving Reading and Learning. A Practical Guide for Parents and Tutors. Helping Children To Learn Series.
Smith, Carl B.
This book offers suggestions to help parents make their children successful readers and learners. The first chapter, Getting Started, discusses setting an example, being a tutor, creating a positive environment, and letting children be the stars. The second chapter, The Reading Process: Building Meaning, discusses setting a purpose, stages of the reading experience, skills and meaning, finding relationships, and evaluating. The third chapter, Improving Your Child's Reading Comprehension, addresses talking about unfamiliar words, setting a clear purpose, asking questions to aid thinking, and asking follow-up questions. The fourth chapter, Stories To Practice Reading, contains stories parents can use to practice the ideas presented in the book. Based on the self-directed learner philosophy, this book and the others in the series provide: essential comprehension techniques; basic vocabulary and phonics skills; clear guidelines for efficient study; critical thinking frameworks; and activities that lead to becoming a self-directed learner. Each book in the series also provides quick answers to pressing learning problems; easy practice activities for basic skills; common language explanations; and step-by-step guidance to engage children in active learning. (RS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Learning Activities, Parents as Teachers, Phonics, Primary Education, Questioning Techniques, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Processes, Reading Strategies, Tutoring
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698; Family Learning Association, 3901 Hagan St., Suite H, Bloomington, IN 47401.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.; Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.
Note: For other titles in the Helping Children To Learn Series, see CS 013 820-823.