Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies
Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies is for parents of young children who want to give their kids a head start by teaching them to read before they enter school or to supplement their children s school instruction, as well as teachers and caregivers of young children. Filled with hands-on activities that progress a child from sounds to words to sentences to books, this friendly guide shows you how to:
Prepare a child to read
Sharpen his listening skills
Correct her errors graciously
Choose the right books
Have kids read out loud
Find help if you need it
Whether the child you want to teach is two or twelve; fast paced or steady; an absolute beginner or someone who s begun but could use a little help, this empathetic book shows you how to adapt the simple, fun activities to your child s individual needs. You ll see how to make activities age appropriate, how to add more challenge or support, and how to make gender allowances if that s relevant.
Plus, you ll discover how to:
Lay the foundation for good reading skills
Tell the difference between a reading delay and a reading problem
Help your child build words from letters and sounds, advance to short and long vowel words, and conquer syllables and silent letters
Select entertaining workbooks, recycle them, and make up your own reading activities
Get your child ready for sentences
Keep your child reading with others or on his own
Complete with lists of word families, phonics rules, and reading resources, Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies will help you make learning fun for your child as he or she develops this critical skill!
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- Paperback | 376 pages
- 193 x 236 x 21mm | 736g
- 11 May 2004
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Hoboken, NJ, United States
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Make reading fun for your children as they develop this criticalskill
Want to teach a child to read? This friendly guide offerssimple, fun activities that help kids build words from letters andsounds, advance to short and long vowel words, and conquersyllables and silent letters, laying the foundation for goodreading skills. You'll also see how to keep your childrenreading - with others or on their own.
Praise for Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies
"This easy-to-understand, roll-up-your-sleeves volume offerscreative (and fun!) suggestions that will help parents andeducators alike teach critical literacy skills to children of allages."
--Dr. Sheldon Horowitz, Director of Professional Services, National Center for Learning Disabilities
Discover how to:
Prepare your child to readSharpen his listening skillsCorrect his errors graciouslyChoose the right booksHave him read out loudFind help if you need it
Table of contents
Part I: Preparing Your Child for the Road Ahead.
Chapter 1: The Wonder and Power of Reading.
Chapter 2: The Pre-Reader: Leading Up to Letters.
Chapter 3: Tigers and Teachers: Listening to Letters.
Chapter 4: m or n? b or d? Looking at Letters.
Chapter 5: Blending Letters Together.
Chapter 6: Four Special Sounds in Reading: ch, sh, ph, and th.
Part II: Building Words from Letters and Sounds.
Chapter 7: Getting Ready for Words and Sentences.
Chapter 8: Reading Short a Words.
Chapter 9: Reading Short e, i, and o Words.
Chapter 10: Reading Short u Words.
Part III: Advancing to Sight Words and Long Vowel Sounds.
Chapter 11: Understanding Sight Words.
Chapter 12: Making Big Progress with Little Rules.
Chapter 13: y: A Letter Like No Other.
Part IV: Scary Stuff Beginning with S:Soft Sounds, Suffixes, Syllables, and Silent Letters.
Chapter 14: Soft Sounds.
Chapter 15: Endings (a.k.a. Suffixes).
Chapter 16: Chunks of Sound, or Syllables.
Chapter 17: Time to Growl: ar, or, er, ir, and ur.
Chapter 18: Silent (But Not Deadly) Letters.
Chapter 19: Getting Beyond Sounds and Rules.
Part V: Reading, Reading, and More Reading.
Chapter 20: Choosing Just-Right Reading Books.
Chapter 21: Writing and Workbooks.
Chapter 22: Having Your Child Read Out Loud.
Chapter 23: Keeping Your Child on the Reading Track.
Chapter 24: When to Get Help for Your Child.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 25: More Than Ten Word Families.
Chapter 26: Ten Phonics Rules.
Chapter 27: Ten Things to Help Your Budding Reader.
Chapter 28: Ten Reading Teachers Resources.
Appendix: A Word Family Tree.
Junior, December 2004)
an intensive aid manageable chapters (BBC Parenting magazine, October 2004)
a whopping 336 pages full of useful text (Junior, October 2004)
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