February 11, 2009

New Books and Pre-reading Skills

There are six pre-reading skills every child needs. How do we help children develop these skills? One way is by sharing books with them, of course! Here is a new skill-specific book list to provide some inspiration.

The terminology used in Every Child Ready to Read is directed towards adults and includes lots of BIG words like "phonological." A recent article in the Calgary Herald listed the pre-reading skills in the more personal, child-focused terms of the Calgary Public Library's Growing Readers For Life program: I Like Books, I See Words, I Hear Words, I Know Letters, I Know Words and I Can Tell A Story.

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