Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that can be fostered by reading with young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together, from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to raising an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and early reading skills and then moves into early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development, and social-emotional growth. This book will help parents bring the joy of reading into the home.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
Anne E. Cunningham is Professor of Cognition and Development at University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Education.
Jamie Zibulsky is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Shared Reading: Definitions and Practices
Chapter 2: The Role of Oral Language in Reading Development: How Language Skills Lead to Literacy Skills
Chapter 3: Emergent Literacy: The Roots of Reading
Chapter 4: Learning to Write: How Writing Makes You a Better Reader and Thinker
Chapter 5: Story Comprehension
Chapter 6: The Effects of Reading Volume: Vocabulary and Knowledge Growth
Chapter 7: The Social and Emotional Benefits of Reading Together
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great book for new parents, the authors describe why talking to you infant and toddler is so important and they share the most effective ways and tips to help foster language. Cunningham and Zibulsky, both Professors, also show how important young children's language is for reading. I especially loved learning how children learn to read in preschool and elementary school and what I as a parent can do at home and during the summer. Easy to read, but jam packed of lots of info, that Moms (and Dads) can use to help their kids get an edge before entering school but also as the learn to read in school.
I recently picked up a copy of “Book Smart” by Anne Cunningham and Jamie Zibulsky while traveling across the country. I was interested in the topic because as a new parent and avid reader myself, I want to make sure my children love reading. I figured I would already know many of the ideas they suggested for getting my children interested in reading. Instead my eyes were opened to the important message that they weave throughout their book, that reading itself makes you smarter and boosts your emotional and intellectual intelligence. It’s my favorite book this year; I can’t imagine anything will top it. I recommend it to anyone interested in childhood development and learning. Get a copy and prepare to be inspired.