B. Age 5 Choose: 1. Read-aloud books with plots to follow and challenging vocabulary 2. Easy-to-read books the child can read alone 3. Books in a variety of genres, including nonfiction and poetry 4. Books about school 5. Books about family 6. Books about friendship 7. Books with a clear sense of right and wrong 8. Predictable books C. Know why cumulative stories appeal to children D. Know the characteristics of predictable books 4
EDCI 3000 Mid-term Study Guide Fall 2013 III. Predictable Books A. Characteristics 1. Repetitive Pattern 2. Concepts Familiar to Young Readers 3. Match Between Text and Illustrations 4. Use of Rhyme and Rhythm 5. Cumulative Pattern 6. Familiar Sequences “Reading Aloud” Be familiar with all of the information presented in class except for the specific steps. • Reading to Babies and Toddlers o Read only as long as child will listen. o “Point and say” o Rhythm and rhyme o Read every day • Reading to Preschoolers o Encourage child to join in o Have child make predictions o Move your finger under the words o Begin teaching alphabet recognition • Benefits of Reading Aloud o Presents books as sources of enjoyment o Value of books is motivation for learning to read o Helps to build schemes of knowledge o Introduces literary syntax (book language) o Develops imagination o Improves story recall o Increases sensitivity to linguistic and organization structures of narrative and informational text o Development of Reading skills Develops phonemic awareness Teaches concepts about print Increases vocabulary Models fluency Improves comprehension Teaches close reading • When Choosing Books For Reading Aloud o Read a variety of genres and authors o Choose books appropriate for developmental level o Schedule time every day o Read the book and practice pronunciations
6 o Choose complex books complex stories sophisticated syntax well-developed characters advanced vocabulary or “rare words” o Prepare text-dependent questions for K-3 • Introducing the Story o Activate prior knowledge o Show cover and read title o Have students make predictions o Connect to prior personal and literary experiences o Set purpose for reading • Multiple Readings of the Story o Always… Hold the book so children can see the pictures Model fluency • Convey feelings and moods with your voice • First Time Reading o Interactive Read-Aloud Allow children to focus on meaning • Model thinking aloud Introduce vocabulary • Identify a few words that can be acted out or explained in children’s language • Responding to the Story o Have a grand conversation o Help children connect the story to their own experiences o Make connections with other books o End with a text dependent activity • Extending the Story (Optional) o Place in reading center for rereading o Use information in a thematic unit o Use as a springboard for writing o Perform as a readers’ theatre o Have children retell the book
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