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Raising a Reader: Book Choice Quality vs Taste

The home environment plays a critical role in a child’s oral language development. We know from research that oral language development is the foundation for learning to read and write.

The conversational turns and verbal interactions parents have with their children have a far greater impact on language skills than simply reading to or with a child2020欧洲杯体育官网. Students who have quality conversations with their parents or grown-ups build their vocabulary and this, in turn, leads to stronger predictors of future reading success.

2020欧洲杯体育官网The How-To will include what parents need to know about quality conversations for language development: authentic praise and encouragements v. discouragements or negations, thinking out loud, etc.

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hi my name is Linda Fussell and I am the
head of the lower school at Dwight
school Dubai for more educational videos
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below thank you so I’m here to talk
about good books what is a good book as
a longtime literacy specialist I’ve had
this question a lot from parents and
from teachers a good book is something
that stands up under critical analysis
but guess what who gets to decide the
stamp of approval actually has to come
from the reader so what can you do as a
parent as a teacher if a child picks a
book that you don’t particularly find to
be a good book well there’s a few things
first of all you have to take into
consideration that there are two
different air ideas or areas literary
quality and personal taste if a child
really really likes a book what harmony
is it in letting that child read that
book you might not think it’s very well
written or well illustrated but you can
strike a balance you can say okay you
want to read that book fine but we’re
gonna also talk about this one so let’s
read that one first and then let’s look
at or talk about this other book or have
you read this other book so a well
illustrated and a well written book will
take a child much farther than a poorly
written or poorly illustrated one but
you want to be careful not to take that
one away from a child if that’s what he
or she really really likes so you have
to have a balance I have an acronym for
this called romp R om P read from a lot
of wide variety of books and talk about
what you’re reading whether you’re
reading for information whether you’re
looking for some ingredient whether you
want to learn something or just for
pleasure simple pleasure just reading
for pleasure put lots of books in a
child’s orbit nonfiction fiction poetry
pattern books predictable books graph
novels historical fiction nonfiction all
these types of books you’re going to
provide a much better choice and M
stands for model you need to model your
reading if you are reading for
information explain that I need to find
directions on how to set this chair up
how to make this crib I need to find an
ingredient I need to create a list
explain what you’re looking up and P is
print reference and print reference is
really really important because it is
you talking about environmental print in
and around the space the Rue the when
you’re out driving but also in a book
you can talk about how you are reading
left to right how you are doing a return
sweep how you read from top to bottom or
depending on what language it in is left
to right or right to left top to bottom
bottom to top
you explain these things to a student so
they get the benefit of understanding
that squiggles on a page mean have
meaning and they mean something and they
tell a story or they give us information
so if you do these things you can help a
child access books but you also need to
remember they need to have offered their
stamp of approval on a book you might
think it’s good they also need to think
it’s good as well thank you

About the Speaker

Ms. Fussell grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and brings over twenty years of experience in teaching and administration to the Lower School.

She also brings a wealth of in-house knowledge after serving as Associate Director in the preschool and kindergarten division of Dwight in New York where she collaborated with parents, faculty, and staff to ensure a rich learning environment. Prior to joining Dwight, Ms. Fussell taught elementary school at the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York, and at international schools in Switzerland2020欧洲杯体育官网, Zimbabwe, and Guatemala.

2020欧洲杯体育官网Ms. Fussell received leadership training at The Harvard Graduate School of Education and the New York Association of Independent School’s Emerging Leadership Institute. In addition, Ms. Fussell has been an adjunct professor in literacy at Hunter College since 2017.

Ms. Fussell shares her passion for IB literacy education, the PYP, student engagement, and responsive learning with community members. Ms. Fussell is the Head of Lower School at Dwight School Dubai.

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