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GGG News & Updates (last revised 7.2.12)

Additional Reading on Research-Based Ideas About Early Literacy

  • A Child Becomes a Reader
  • Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children
  • Reading Tips for Parents

Note: The following titles and descriptions of each topic were taken from the individual websites, except where bracketed.

A Child Becomes A Reader: Birth Through Preschool
http://www.edpubs.org/webstore/Content/ItemDetails.asp?strItem=EXR0028P&ed=&ern=&pubdt=090102&intCounter=2
This booklet offers advice for parents of children from birth to preschool on how to support reading development at home, and how to recognize preschool and day care activities that start children on the road to becoming readers. Includes ideas about how parents can help their child become a reader when they talk, play, and read together. This booklet also provides ideas about what effective literacy programs look like in day care centers, preschools, and classrooms. It is specifically written for parents with children of preschool age or younger.

Preventing Reading Difficulties
in Young Children

Catherine E. Snow, M. Susan Burns, and Peg Griffin, Editors
http://bob.nap.edu/html/prdyc/index.html
[Free online access to the entire book!]

Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Executive Summary
PART I INTRODUCTION TO READING
1 Introduction
2 The Process of Learning to Read
PART II WHO ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
3 Who Has Reading Difficulties?
4 Predictors of Success and Failure in Reading
PART III PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION
5 Preventing Reading Difficulties Before Kindergarten
6 Instructional Strategies for Kindergarten and the Primary Grades
7 Organizational Strategies for Kindergarten and the Primary Grades
8 Helping Children with Reading Difficulties in Grades 1 to 3
PART IV KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION
9 The Agents of Change
10 Recommendations for Practice and Research

Reading Tips for Parents
http://www.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/readingtips/index.html
Tells how to help children get ready to read and learn, what to look for in early reading programs, simple strategies for creating strong readers, and the five essential components of reading.
Table of Contents:

1. Introduction
2. How Can I Help My Child Be Ready to Read and Ready to Learn?
3. How Do I Know a Good Early Reading Program When I See One?
4. Simple Strategies for Creating Strong Readers
5. The Five Essential Components of Reading
6. No Child Left Behind
7. Acknowledgments

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