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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738213972
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 07/13/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

J. Richard Gentry, PhD is a nationally acclaimed expert on childhood literacy, reading, and spelling development, with more than thirty years experience working with beginning readers. A former university professor and elementary school teacher, he is currently an educational consultant living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Start Early: Nurture Your Child's Brain as It Grows into Reading 15

2 The Brain-Based Formula: Repetition-Enthusiasm-Attention-Drawing 28

3 Find Your Child's Phase: Determine Where to Go and What to Do Next to Raise YOUR Confident Reader 43

4 Teaching Reading in Phase 0: Building Foundations-From Reading Aloud at Birth to Teaching Your Child to Write His Own Name 65

5 Teaching Reading in Phase 1: It's Time for the ABC's 100

6 Teaching Reading in Phase 2: Mapping Letters to Sounds-It's EZ For U to Read! 125

7 Teaching Reading in Phase 3: Spelling with a Letter for Each Sound-"The Cat Sat on the Mat" + Phonics = Reading Up a Storm! 152

8 Teaching Reading in Phase 4: From Chunking to Chapter Books-The Final Climb to Confident Reading 181

9 Is Everything on Track?: Awakening Literacy with Confidence 207

Appendix: Special Memories and Keepsakes 219

Notes 225

References 231

Credits 235

Index 237

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