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ERIC Number: ED470745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Child Becomes a Reader: Proven Ideas from Research for Parents. Kindergarten to Grade 3.
Armbruster, Bonnie B.; Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean
The biggest campaign ever to improve the reading achievement of America's children is going on right now. The United States Department of Education, the National Institute for Literacy, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services--all members of the Partnership for Reading--are working together to make sure that every American child becomes a reader by the end of third grade. It is known, from research, how children learn to read. What to teach and how to teach is also known. Additionally, it is known that parents can give their children a strong start to becoming readers from the day they are born. This booklet includes ideas about how parents can help their children become readers when they talk, listen, play, and read together. The booklet also gives ideas about what effective literacy programs look like in day care centers, preschools, and classrooms. it is divided into the following sections: Introduction; The Building Blocks of Reading and Writing; Kindergarten; First Grade; Second and Third Grades; and Some Helpful Terms to Know. Includes an 8-item list of suggested reading for parents and caregivers. Also lists organizations to contact for more information. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.