ERIC Number: ED437612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Creating Life-Long Readers: A Practical Guide for Parents and Tutors.
Smith, Carl B.
This book examines ways parents can use their child's interests to develop positive reading attitudes, read aloud to their child, and select books for children--with the goal of developing life-long readers. The first chapter, Creating Interest and Positive Attitudes, discusses developing an early interest in reading, the "language story" approach, interest inventory, motivating positive attitudes, and steps for developing attitudes. The second chapter, The Value of Reading Aloud, addresses taking a conversational tone, good literature gives perspective, making reading aloud interactive, and choosing a book and doing it. The third chapter lists 46 read-aloud books for preschoolers, and over 200 read-aloud books for kindergarten through grade 6. The fourth chapter, Selecting Books for Children, discusses choice of books, books in specific areas of interest, books for different ages, and expanding children's interests. 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, Childrens Literature, Critical Thinking, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Parents as Teachers, Phonics, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Attitudes, Reading Comprehension, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection
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 013 820-822.