Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write--from Baby to Age 7

Raising Confident Readers: How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write--from Baby to Age 7

by J. Richard Gentry
     
 

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From a nationally acclaimed expert on literacy comes practical advice to help parents foster their young child’s love of readingSee more details below

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From a nationally acclaimed expert on literacy comes practical advice to help parents foster their young child’s love of reading

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Library Journal
This is the first of Gentry's activity-based books (e.g., Breaking the Code: The New Science of Beginning Reading and Writing; Breakthrough in Beginning Reading and Writing) that puts teaching tools in the hands of parents. He focuses on five developmental phases to help prekindergarten learners toward independent reading and writing. After providing data to support his assertion that literacy initiatives should be started as early as possible, Gentry offers sample activities to help parents determine which phase best fits their child. Chapters devoted to each phase cover recommended materials, lessons, activities, charts, illustrations, and checklists to help measure progress. The final chapter covers answers to frequently asked questions; parents whose children have fallen behind in their literary development will find this section most useful.Verdict Gentry provides concrete teaching examples that are easy to implement; his user-friendly lessons offer opportunities for parents to have fun with children while they learn. Cross-references to appropriate chapters allow parents to customize activities to best fit their children's needs. Recommended for public and school libraries.—Karen McCoy, Farmington P.L., NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738214191
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
07/13/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
2 MB

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