Every Child Ready to Read. Making A Difference In Early Literacy: Your Public Library and You Public Library Association Association for Library Service to Children. Every Child Ready to Read An Early Literacy Initiative.
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Every Child Ready to Read Making A Difference In Early Literacy: Your Public Library and You Public Library Association Association for Library Service to Children
Every Child Ready to ReadAn Early Literacy Initiative • Partnership among the Public Library Association, the Association of Library Service to Children, and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health • Research-Based Program • Tools have been tested and evaluated
Value Added • Research based • Evaluated • Ready to Use • Ready to adapt and customize
Every Child Ready to Read Program Overview
Early Literacy What children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write.
SIX SKILLS TO GET READY TO READ • Print Motivation • Phonological Awareness • Vocabulary • Narrative Skills • Print Awareness • Letter Knowledge
Six skills your child needs to learn to read-- starting from birth!
Developmental Segments Early Talker (birth to 24 months) Bonding with Baby Through Books Talker (2-3 years) Dialogic or Hear and Say Reading Pre-Reader (4-5 years) Phonological Awareness
Each level contains: • Script for Workshop • Pamphlet for parents • Program materials and handouts • Additional research and sources • Take home activities
Why the Parent? • Children begin to get ready to read long before they start school • Parent knows child best • Children learn best by doing things, and love to do things with a parent • Young children often have short attention spans and enjoy repeating favorite activities • Parents know their children well and can take advantage of times when the child is “in the mood,” ready to learn
Pre-Reader Key Messages • Phonological or Sound Awareness • Words are made up of smaller sounds • Helps break the code between spoken and written language • Most children who have difficulty in reading have trouble in phonological awareness • Begins to develop during the preschool years. Unless children are given help from teachers, parents, or other adults, those with low levels of phonological awareness will continue to be delayed in this skill from the late preschool period forward.
Early Talker Key Messages • Vocabulary is knowing the names of things. Most children enter school knowing between 3,000 and 5,000 words. • Talk and sing with your baby. • Vocabulary begins at birth. Books help build vocabulary. • Make it fun! Do it every day.
Key Messages Talker Dialogic or Hear and Say Reading • Adult and child have conversation about a book • Adult helps child become the teller of the story • Active involvement increases learning
Art of Asking Questions • Use general questions to encourage your child to say more than one word at a time • What do you see on this page? What’s happening here? • What else do you see? • Build upon the child’s phrases • Have your child repeat
Initial Findings • After workshops, parents in all thee age groups made very significant gains in their frequency of sharing books with their children. • Parents found sharing books more enjoyable with their children and themselves when they used the techniques for sharing books suggested in the workshop. • Community partners recognized that the Library’s Every Child Ready to Read program added value to their own programs by bringing research on brain development and early literacy.
Why the Library? • Books, magazines, cds/tapes • Internet access • Trained staff • Parent classes and information • Free services and materials • Open when families can come
Partners in Early Literacy Bring Parents to the Library Include, but not limited to: • Head Start • Even Start • National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies • National Child Care Information Center • Hospitals
Join with Your Local Public Libraryto support your effortsfor early literacyEvery Child Ready to Read
Contact your local public library Ask if they canprovide early literacy materials, booklists, and workshops
Get More Information! Local Contacts: Ruth Metcalf, Library Consultant State Library of Ohio, 614-644-6910 firstname.lastname@example.org OR Lynda Murray, Director Govt & Legal Affairs Ohio Library Council, 614-416-2258 email@example.com
Get More Information! National Contacts: Public Library Association Barb Macikas, Program Officer 800-545-2433 x5025, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/ECRR/ECRRHomePage.htm