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Reading Comprehension

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Comprehension is the most important skill in reading There are a variety of ways to support the development of comprehension skills. Some of these can begin long before a child reads independently. Make Connections We should encourage all preschool and older children to make connections between books and their own real-life experiences (a new baby in the house, having a ‘bad’ day), events (planning a birthday party, going to a zoo), people…

Reading Comprehension – 8 Ways to Reinforce Your Child’s Understanding

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Try some of these strategies to help your child with reading comprehension Here are eight ways to reinforce a young child’s reading comprehension… You will also want to read our page about reading comprehension. Please click on the book covers for information about each picture book. Before opening the cover of a book, take a moment to talk about the cover art and encourage your youngster to make some predictions. Do you suppose…

Reading and Interpreting Pictures Supports Reading Comprehension

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

What could your child tell you about this picture? Would she say that it is Fall? Would she predict that the family is choosing a pumpkin for Halloween?Two of the components of a child’s reading readiness are her comprehension and her interpretation. We can assist a preschool or kindergarten child with reading readiness by providing opportunities for him to read pictures and interpret them, including understanding the sequence of events….

5 Reading Comprehension Tips for Parents

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Reading comprehension – ensuring that readers understand We help our children to learn letters and then letter sounds. We sit with them while they read their first words and we share their excitement as they become readers. As this amazing transformation takes place, we should remember the goal of reading: comprehension. It is not enough to be able to read words, readers must be able to understand the words they are reading. You may be…

Our Free Printables

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Storytime Standouts offers hundreds of free preschool and kindergarten printables. Great resources for teachers, parents and other caregivers to use with young children. All of the free early learning printables are in PDF format. Our free kindergarten and preschool printables and beginning to read materials are great learning resources for young children. They will be enjoyed by children in preschool and school as well as those who are…

Freckle Juice – a fun chapter book for children aged 7 and up

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Freckle Juice written by Judy Blume Chapter book for children aged 7 and up originally published by Four Winds Press, a Division of Scholastic. Now published by Ingram Book & Distributor. I received a free copy of Freckle Juice, by Judy Blume, as part of a Scholastic order that I placed for my classroom. I had not read this yet and when my seven year old asked to borrow a book from my classroom library, it seemed like a safe one. She read…

Books for Bedtime! Special Stories to Share with Children

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Finding the perfect bedtime story can make all the difference as toddlers and preschoolers settle down for the night. In this post, we have a look at some delightful picture books that will set the tone for a good night’s sleep. In the comments, we hope you’ll let us know about your favorite books for bedtime! 10 Minutes till Bedtime written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann Mostly wordless picture book published by G.P….

Time to Reestablish the Bedtime Reading Ritual

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Most teachers and parents are glued to the news and various forms of social media, hoping to hear the news that public schools will be back in session on Tuesday, or at the very least, next week. It’s been a longer summer than we’re used to and it started under less than ideal conditions. I don’t know one teacher who isn’t sad about the quick way we had to say goodbye to our classes in June. But alas, all this stuff…

Wordless Picture Book Fun with Flora

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Flora the Flamingo created by Molly Idle Wordless Picture Book published by Chronicle Kids From my perspective, wordless picture books are an under-appreciated genre. “Readable” in any language (or multiple languages), they help children to develop comprehension skills and they can be used to prompt discussion and encourage language development. Last week, I had the pleasure to read two wordless picture books by Molly Idle. Floral…

Wordless

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at wordless picture books and why they belong on every child’s bookshelf Wordless and almost wordless picture books rely exclusively on illustrations to tell a story or convey facts. Some wordless and almost wordless picture books have a small amount of text but most do not have any text at all. Wordless and almost wordless picture books encourage children to take an active role in telling a story. Typically,…

Storytime Standouts Tips for Getting Ready to Read While in the Car

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Some of the keys to learning to read are noticing sounds in words (developing phonemic awareness), recognizing letters of the alphabet and understanding words. Next time you’re in the car with your preschool or kindergarten child, spend a few minutes talking about sounds and words. Informal chats like these, can have a huge impact on her phonemic awareness and readiness for formal reading instruction… Listening For Sounds at the…

Make Your Child’s Read Aloud Experience Magical- Like a Trip to a Theme Park

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Use our 7 tips to make your child’s read aloud experience enjoyable and magical for both of you! Disneyland refers to itself as, “The Happiest Place on Earth!” We think that your daily read aloud experience should be the happiest part of your day. This is an opportunity to forget about work, forget about chores, forget about whatever is distracting you and make storytime an opportunity to focus just on your child. Read aloud…

Beyond Bedtime Stories – Early Literacy Can Include So Much More Than Just Reading Aloud

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Beyond Bedtime Stories by V. Susan Bennett-Armistead, Nell K. Duke and Annie M. Moses Beyond Bedtime Stories is a very thorough exploration of ways parents can promote early literacy with young children. The authors address dozens of important questions like “What if a book contains words or ideas that I find offensive?” and “Should I teach my child to read before kindergarten?” Beyond Bedtime Stories also includes…

Workshops

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Carolyn Hart’s Parent Ed and Professional Development Workshops Carolyn Hart is a mother of two and holds a Bachelor of Education. She is keenly interested in early literacy and the role wonderful books can and should play in childhood development. She wrote a print column about new children’s books and early literacy for ten years and she has offered inspiring parent education and professional development workshops since 2003. Carolyn’s…

This year we won’t sign up for the Summer Reading Club – but I still want the boys to read

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

When the boys were younger, we always joined out local library’s Summer Reading Club. Each evening we recorded the books we’d read that day and once a week we stopped by the library. In addition to enjoying some great books, the boys were rewarded with stickers, praise and medals. We all agreed that this year we won’t sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Club but nonetheless I intend to take them to the library once…

Really reading: what does this involve?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

…Being able to read encompasses more than you think. With your child getting ready to go back to school, it’s good for parents to know exactly what it means to be a ‘good reader’ The benefit of being a ‘good reader’ is that you don’t even think about all of the actual strategies and tools you are employing to make sense of the words on the page….

Reading for Reward – Are Extrinsic Rewards Good or Bad?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Whether it’s reading, math, science, or socials, there is conflict over rewarding children for meeting goals and expectations in the classroom. If we reward them with tangible “prizes”, do we diminish their intrinsic motivation? An argument can be made either way. We need, and kids need, to understand intrinsic motivation. Not every accomplishment deserves a prize, just like not every misstep deserves a consequence. I think…

The Reading Zone by Nancie Atwell – Discover Ways to Help Teen Readers

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Do you share my concerns about inspiring preteen and teen readers? The Reading Zone written by Nancie Atwell Professional teaching/parenting resource about teen readers published by Scholastic Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to enjoy reading Nancie Atwell’s The Reading Zone: How to Help Kids Become Skilled, Passionate, Habitual, Critical Readers . I am always interested to read and hear leading educators suggest ways to ensure that…

Spring Theme Printables for preschool and kindergarten

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Easter and Spring theme free printables for children that you can download and use at home or in a classroom right away. Step 1 – Make sure you have Adobe Reader. If you don’t have it, please click on the ‘Get Adobe Reader’ button to install it for free. Step 2 – Pin this page, bookmark this page, share this page, “Like” us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter. Step 3 – Choose from any of…

Is there such a thing as too much reading?

Monday, April 1st, 2013

We all want to see our children reading. Even parents who don’t love to read, (such as my own dad who refuses to) like to see their children enjoying reading. We know that it’s part of what makes us successful in life. Reading and comprehension open not only figurative doors, but literal ones as well. Having your child be able to read and understand what they are reading is a necessity. However, having your child read just for…

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