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Title:
Read with me : engaging your young child in active reading
ISBN:
9781475836691
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
xviii, 181 pages ; 24 cm
Contents:
Introduction: the power of active reading -- Reading "with" versus reading "to" -- Learning to read: joint attention, print concepts, and print knowledge -- How to read a book: repeated reading, fill-in-the-blank, picture walks, and talk more -- How to talk about a book: asking questions -- Building vocabulary: how to teach words in books -- Make books bigger: connect to the child's world -- How to talk about sounds: building phonemic awareness and letter knowledge through active reading -- The active reading bookshelf: building a library for active reading -- Time to read: doing active reading -- Appendix A: books for active reading -- Appendix B: active reading guides -- Appendix C: building a coordinated system of active reading in your community -- Glossary -- Notes -- References -- About the authors.
Summary:
"Read with me outlines the ABCs of active reading (ask questions, build vocabulary, and connect to the child's world) to make these behaviors clear and easy to implement for parents and teachers. Learn skills to engage children aged 2 to 5"--Adapted from cover.
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Summary

Summary

Parents and early childhood teachers know that reading aloud to children is important, but the specific things that adults do while reading with children that make reading a powerful way to improve children's language, vocabulary, and early literacy skills can remain a mystery. Read with Me makes those behaviors clear and easy to implement for parents and teachers by outlining the ABCs of Active Reading (Ask Questions, Build Vocabulary, and Connect to the Child's World). Active Reading is an approach to reading aloud with young children that is supported by decades of research. Read With Me provides parents and teachers with the knowledge and skills to engage young children (age 2 to 5) in Active Reading with examples, clear explanations, and ideas for making one-on-one or small group read aloud sessions a powerful way to build children's early literacy and language skills, all while creating a lifelong love of reading.


Author Notes

Samantha Cleaver led the initial design and startup of Active Reading work for Read Charlotte, a community-wide initiative to double the number of students reading on grade level by 3rd grade in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. She earned a doctorate in special education with a focus on literacy interventions from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Munro Richardson is the executive director of Read Charlotte, a community-wide initiative to double the percent of students reading on grade level by 3rd grade in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Richardson earned a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in political science.


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Booklist Review

It's hard to quibble with any effort to get preschoolers to love books, including that of Cleaver and Richardson, the educators behind Read Charlotte, an initiative to double the number of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, students reading at the recommended level by third grade. Throughout their guide for parents and everyone who cares for children, the two elaborate on how to follow their ABC's of Active Reading: Ask questions, Build vocabulary, and Connect to the child's world." Richardson describes how he reads with (not to) his almost-three-year-old daughter. As they turn each page of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, they chat about mischievous Max. His daughter suggests the boy may get a time-out from his mom, and they show each other their terrible claws. To develop young bookworms, it helps to choose conversation-friendly stories with good themes, character development, illustrations, and vivid language, and examples are provided. Readers will undoubtedly appreciate the alphabetical-by-author references to sources and studies at the end of this good, commonsense reminder that picture books can spark a lifetime love of reading.--Karen Springen Copyright 2018 Booklist