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Reading at Home
In order to succeed in the classroom -- and in life -- our children must
develop strong reading skills at an early age. It's a process that happens at
home as well as school. Parental involvement in encouraging
a love of reading and good reading habits is essential!
WCPSS's Curriculum and Instruction Department has produced these eleven short videos to give parents some tips about how best to support their children as they develop into strong readers. Each video is one to three minutes long, and can be viewed using the free QuickTime Reader from Apple.
Becoming a Reader - an introduction
Reading Is Important - reinforcing the value of reading in our daily lives
Talking and Listening - having a strong foundation in spoken language
Reading Together - making it a daily routine
Introducing a New Book - engaging a child's curiosity before reading
What Happens Next? - stopping along the way to help the child think about it
Choosing the Right Book - selecting interesting, appropriate books
Join Right In - choosing books that allow a child to participate in storytelling
Same Old Story - understanding the benefits of a repeated "favorite" story
Acting It Out - helping a child translate words to actions
Never Too Old - reading aloud with a child who already reads independently