ERIC Number: ED437652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Beginning Reading Instruction: Practical Ideas for Parents (Instruccion para comenzar a leer: ideas practicas para padres de Familia).
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Noting that children's success as learners rests on their ability to read well, this booklet provides parents with information about learning to read and includes activities for them to use in helping their children become readers. Twelve essential components of research-based reading programs are discussed: components 1 through 5 list activities that can be used with all young children but particularly with preschoolers. Components 6 through 12 include activities that can be used primarily with children as they are learning to read at school. The 12 components stipulate that children have opportunities to: (1) expand their use and appreciation of spoken language; (2) expand their use and appreciation of printed language; (3) hear good stories and informational books read aloud daily; (4) understand and use the building blocks of spoken language; (5) learn about and use the building blocks of written language; (6) learn the relationship between the sounds of spoken language and the letters of written language; (7) learn decoding strategies; (8) write and relate their writing to spelling and reading; (9) practice accurate and fluent reading in decodable stories; (10) read and comprehend a wide assortment of books and other texts; (11) develop and comprehend new vocabulary through wide reading and direct vocabulary instruction; and (12) learn and apply comprehension strategies as they reflect upon and think critically about what they read. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Spelling, Vocabulary Skills
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817 ($2 if nonprofit institution, $3 for all others).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Note: Spanish language volume report number is GE8-160-01 (Spanish).