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ERIC Number: ED457991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Tips for Parents = Consejos practicos de lectura para los padres.
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Noting that all parents want the best school experience for their children, this booklet, presented in both English and Spanish, offers parents specific strategies to provide their children a good foundation for beginning reading. The guide first answers the question, "How Can I Help My Child Be Ready To Read and Ready To Learn?" with emergent literacy suggestions such as reading aloud each day, modeling that reading is important, and limiting television viewing. The guide next offers criteria for evaluating the school-age child's school reading program, including: whether children are appropriately evaluated, whether the program makes connections between reading and writing, and whether the program includes both silent reading and reading aloud. These criteria are followed by simple strategies for creating strong readers, such as reading the child's favorite book over and over again, reading many stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat, and discussing new words. The guide then outlines five essential components of reading: (1) phonemic awareness; (2) phonics; (3) reading fluency; (4) vocabulary development; and (5) reading comprehension strategies. A sheet for writing down a reading plan is included. Information on the U.S. Department of Education's Partnership for Family Involvement in Education concludes the guide. (HTH)
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-872-5327 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-470-1244; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: EnglishSpanish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document on reading tips, see ED 427 287.