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Champlin Mom’s Club You are going to learn 3 secrets that will help your child/children be better readers forever! November 17, 2006 Sue Klund 2006 - readezbooks@comcast. net
Parents Make the Difference The 90% Reading Goal by Lynn Fielding, Nancy Kerr and Paul Rosier (1998) • Imagine a kid who practices batting and pitching a ball to his dad an hour every day all summer, from the time the child is three until he is eight. (May, June, July, August - 120 hours a year for 5 years) • Imagine a second kid - no practice, no training, has never slipped his hand in a baseball glove, has never run the bases, has never swung a bat, has almost never seen a full game played. • Imagine that they turn out the same day for Little League try-outs. • The skill level between these two young ball players is like the skill level in reading readiness of our incoming kindergarteners.
Trelease Says We Must Share The Secrets About Reading With Everyone • Secret #1 Children begin the process of learning to read from the day they are born - or before.
Trelease - 2003 Many children come to school with a “head” start in reading because they’ve heard so many more words. It’s the words in the head, not the toys in the house, that make the difference. The more you talk and read to a child, the larger the child’s speaking and reading vocabularies. If a child hasn’t heard a word, it’s harder to read and write it.
Elementary School Kids Can’t Wait To Learn! 2004 The Trust For Early Education www. Kidslearn. info Before entering kindergarten
According to Marilyn Jager Adams, a child needs 10, 000 to 12, 000 words in his/her vocabulary in order to successfully begin to learn to read.
In a longitudinal study done by Risley and Hart Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children It was found that the more interaction a baby experienced from birth, the larger their vocabulary when entering school.
Language Development in Young Children Five - Year - Old Entering Kindergarten Who Has Been Interacting Yearly (read to, talked to, played with) For: 50 hours 2 min / day 4, 000 or fewer words 2, 000 words 1800 hours 1 hour / day 2, 000 hours 1. 1 hr / day 8, 000 - 10, 000 - 12, 000 words Growth 2, 500 words 3, 000 words
John Pikulski - What Really Makes a Difference in Reading? IRA 2003 r he g Hi . . E S S K E. S . ow S L birth
Total words addressed to child by age 4 -------------------------------45 million -------------------26 million ------13 million Professional Working Class Poverty
Jim Trelease says: This is one of the best kept secrets in American Education.
Someone has to be telling all parents and caregivers that some things are important for our babies. • • • Sing to them Read to them Play with them Bring them to the park Love them dearly Bring them to Grandpa and Grandma’s house Find a grandpa or grandma for them Tell them your family stories Teach them nursery rhymes Talk to them about what you are doing around them Tell them stories, have fun with books, use voices
Oprah Should Be Talking About Reading 8 books a day to Children She could do this Once a Week
What else could we be doing? • Give books to newborns in hospitals. • Collect books to give to the food-shelf. • Tell your children why this is so important. • Put this message on billboards all over the state of Minnesota. • Ask your faith communities to help. • Give 8 books to a new baby. • Play peek-a-boo with the new baby. • Sing to the baby. • Tell nursery rhymes to the baby. • Talk to the baby about what you are doing. • Use voices when you read to a baby.
Trelease Says We Must Share The Secrets About Reading With Everyone • Secret #1 • Secret #2 You can help raise your child’s reading level at home - and it is easy - must be FUN - and will last forever!
Look What Happens When Children Read at Home! Reading Rank Minutes read at home per day 90 th 37 min. 50 th 11 min. In one year, top students read 2. 25 million more words than bottom students Trelease from Anderson, et al, “Growth in Reading and How Children Spend Their Time Outside of School. ” Reading Research Quarterly, Summer 1988.
Reading Levels Comp. Wd Recog. Listening 85% Frustration <80% <90% Instructional 80% 90 -95% Independent 90& 95%
Daryl’s Way of Finding a Perfect Fit in a Book • K-1 - Count out 50 words in the book you are going to read. Place a post-it note there. If it can be read with only two mistakes, the book is for you. If not, look for another book. • 2 nd and older - Count out 100 words in the book you are going to read. Place a post-it note there. If it can be read with only three mistakes, the book is for you. If not, look for another book.
Lexile Website Can Be a Valuable Tool to Find the Reading Level of a Book www. lexile. com Write in title… Get… 450 2. 5 M green
Book Lists for Helping Readers Find Books • “Wordless Book List” for primer readers or students who are learning English • “Series Book List” for helping caregivers and grandparents find FUN books the child will want to read. • “Books for Boys” list. Let me know if you have some to add to it. • Don’t forget the books that are songs.
How will my child understand this? Won’t s/he feel “dumb” reading easy books? • Explain how long they worked at riding a bike, or learning to swim or play a piano or a musical instrument before they felt confident. • Explain that this is a brain exercise - and the results will be unbelievable and last for their whole lives. • Each child will have a different “diagnosis” with a different “treatment. ”
Louisa Moats Says…. . ”Reading, Spelling and Writing Disabilities…. . ” Like a child who rides a bike too slowly to keep it upright, a reader who reads too slowly will lose the meaning.
Trelease Says We Must Share The Secrets About Reading With Everyone • Secret 1 • Secret 2 • Secret 3 If a child reads at least 6 books during the summer, s/he will maintain his/her reading level all summer.
Six Books! That’s All It Takes…. . • Studies show that when a child reads as few as six appropriately grade-leveled books, he or she is likely to fend off summer reading loss and maintain the reading gains made during the previous school year. • And when a child reads even more - 8 or 10 or 20 - s/he may gain ground. Dana Trudy - Editor of Scholastic’s Instructor May/June 2003 p. 4
Oral Reading Fluency Grade 2 - 5 Grade Percentile 2 75 50 3 4 5 Fall WCPM 82 53 107 79 125 99 126 105 Winter WCPM 106 78 123 93 133 112 143 118 Spring WCPM 124 94 142 114 143 118 151 128
Mrs. Klund’s Grandchildren Came into 5 th grade with same score as end of 4 th grade Came into 5 th grade with higher score than the end of 4 th grade
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