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

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-13
  • Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

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We all know the importance of reading aloud to our children, but beyond that, how do kids really learn to read? Why should you jump-start the process before formal instruction in school begins? And how do you know if your child's literacy skills are developing normally?In this empowering guide, Dr. J. Richard Gentry describes how to teach reading before your child enters kindergarten and how to make progress once your child is in school. He offers parents an easy-to-understand program outlining the five phases of kids' literacy development, with age- and stage-appropriate activities that make reading and writing fun.Raising Confident Readersis essential for every parent who wants their child to be a lifelong learner.

Author Biography

J. Richard Gentry, PhD, is a nationally acclaimed expert on childhood literacy, reading, and spelling development. A former elementary school teacher, he lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Start Early: Nurture Your Child's Brain as It Grows into Readingp. 15
The Brain-Based Formula: Repetition-Enthusiasm-Attention-Drawingp. 28
Find Your Child's Phase: Determine Where to Go and What to Do Next to Raise YOUR Confident Readerp. 43
Teaching Reading in Phase 0: Building Foundations-From Reading Aloud at Birth to Teaching Your Child to Write His Own Namep. 65
Teaching Reading in Phase 1: It's Time for the ABC'sp. 100
Teaching Reading in Phase 2: Mapping Letters to Sounds-It's EZ For U to Read!p. 125
Teaching Reading in Phase 3: Spelling with a Letter for Each Sound-"The Cat Sat on the Mat" + Phonics = Reading Up a Storm!p. 152
Teaching Reading in Phase 4: From Chunking to Chapter Books-The Final Climb to Confident Readingp. 181
Is Everything on Track?: Awakening Literacy with Confidencep. 207
Appendix: Special Memories and Keepsakesp. 219
Notesp. 225
Referencesp. 231
Creditsp. 235
Indexp. 237
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