Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

by Daniel T. Willingham

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Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do by Daniel T. Willingham

How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in thedigital age

Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tendto lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising KidsWho Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T.Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practicalsolutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts intoadulthood. Like Willingham's much-lauded previous work, WhyDon't Students Like School?, this new book combinesevidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendationsfor the future. Intellectually rich argumentation is wovenseamlessly with entertaining current cultural references, examples,and steps for taking action to encourage reading.

The three key elements for reading enthusiasm—decoding,comprehension, and motivation—are explained in depth inRaising Kids Who Read. Teachers and parents alike willappreciate the practical orientation toward supporting these threeelements from birth through adolescence. Most books on the topicfocus on early childhood, but Willingham understands that kids'needs change as they grow older, and the science-based approach inRaising Kids Who Read applies to kids of all ages.

  • A practical perspective on teaching reading from bestsellingauthor and K-12 education expert Daniel T. Willingham
  • Research-based, concrete suggestions to aid teachers andparents in promoting reading as a hobby
  • Age-specific tips for developing decoding ability,comprehension, and motivation in kids from birth throughadolescence
  • Information on helping kids with dyslexia and encouragingreading in the digital age

Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids WhoRead will empower you to share the joy of reading with kidsfrom preschool through high school.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118769720
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 567,054
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM, PHD, is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His best-selling first book, Why Don't Students Like School? (Jossey-Bass, 2009), was hailed as "brilliant analysis" by the Wall Street Journal and "a triumph" by the Washington Post, recommended by scores of education-related magazines and blogs, and translated into many languages. His most recent book, When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education (Jossey-Bass, 2012), was named recommended reading by Nature and Scientific American, and made Choice's list of outstanding academic titles for 2013.

Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Have Fun, Start Now 1

1 The Science of Reading 7

PART I: BIRTH THROUGH PRESCHOOL

2 Preparing Your Child to Learn to Decode 31

3 Creating a Thirst for Knowledge 41

4 Seeing Themselves as Readers before They Can Read 57

PART II: KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE

5 Learning to Decode 75

6 Banking Knowledge for the Future 95

7 Preventing a Motivation Backslide 113

PART III: THIRD GRADE AND BEYOND

8 Reading with Fluency 131

9 Working with More Complex Texts 145

10 The Reluctant Older Reader 165

Conclusion 189

Appendix: Accessing the Bonus Web Content 193

Suggestions for Further Reading 195

Works Cited 199

Index 219

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Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
While I desperately hope that I never run into an issue with motivating my children to read, this book was a great look at why they don't and ways to help encourage them to read more. The book covers concepts and ideas for all ages - from the early ages of parents reading to their children, to high school. The author acknowledges that each age group will have different struggles with different ways to approach them. Many of the ideas presented were great! I think I may have used one or two in the past, and I know have a few more in reserve just in case. This is a great book for parents or educators - it gives ideas for in the classroom and out, and how to make it work together. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*