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- DescriptionWhat if there was a tool that could guide you in helping your child become a better reader? This is a 31 day challenge to help guide you and your struggling reader in reading a book together while encouraging her to develop strategies to become a strategic reader. You will learn tips that were once only kwn to the reading experts. Along with these tips you will learn journaling techniques that will help you focus on the specific needs of your child. Joanne Kaminski, the author, and Renee Love, the cover artist, both struggled with reading while growing up. You will find out how Joanne struggled and how her mom helped her by simply reading with her. This book is intended to be a guide to reading success, even if you don't kw anything about teaching reading. You will learn strategies to help your child figure out words for herself and be given questions to ask for different errors your child makes. You will literally unlock the key to the code for your child. Vocabulary has been one of those areas in reading that drastically can increase a child's reading level. You will learn what words to focus on with your child and how to get your child to magically remember each of the meanings. Fluency can get in the way of your child's overall understanding of what she is reading. Reading too fast or reading too slow may cause areas of the brain to t process the information correctly. Also, reading in a motone manner may get in the way of your child's enjoyment of what she is reading, as well as her understanding. You will learn how to get your child to figure out when her voice should go up and down and how to stop appropriately at punctuation. The overall purpose of reading is to understand what you are reading. During this 31 day challenge you will learn how to help your child become metacognitive. That means to have her think about her own thinking. She will learn how to ask effective questions to aid in overall comprehension and specifically how to connect with the text. At the end of the book you will get the chance to review how this process went for you and your child. You will be able to check the areas that are still a concern for her and come up with a plan for the next book that you read together. Don't rely on just the schools when it comes to helping your child with reading. Class sizes are getting bigger and less attention is being given to kids who struggle. By utilizing the techniques that you will learn in this book you can be proactive about your child's education and get her onto the path of educational success. No longer do parents have to rely solely on experts to make sure their child is reading on grade level or above. You can have access to all of the tools that you need. With the hardcopy book you will be able to take tes about the process. With the e-book version you will need a tebook to track the progress that is being made. It is pivotal to take these tes so that you can properly assess if the process is working. There will be days where this is t easy. There will be days where it is t convenient to read with your child, but if you stick with the process you will be pleased the results. You have more power than you think available at your fingertips. Whether your child is struggling just a little bit or your child has been diagsed with dyslexia, your child will benefit from this process. Reading with your child has been the number one factor in determining test scores. The more a child reads, the more she can decode. The more she can decode, the more she can comprehend. When the process is this simple why wouldn't you give it a try?
- Author BiographyJoanne Kaminski has been a 3rd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher and a Reading Coordinator at the Milwaukee Academy of Science. She participated in the Reading First Grant as the Reading Coordinator and guided her team to use best teaching practices in the area of reading. Joanne continued her education and received a license as a certified Reading Tutor and certified Reading Specialist. After leaving the school system to stay home with her children she began her own online reading tutoring program called The Skyping Reading Tutor. While working closely with parents Joanne realized that some parents where looking for an easy way to help their child, but they didn't really know where to begin and what to concentrate on. This inspired Joanne to write 31 Days to Become a Better Reader. This book is a challenge to parents to come up with a reading plan with their child, make a commitment, and record the learning that happens. Helping struggling readers is Joanne's passion. She has created a program to increase non-fiction reading comprehension as well as a reading fluency intervention that will increase your child's reading with just 8-12 hours of instruction. As a published author Joanne hopes to help more children with increasing their reading level and to let people know about what she is able to do. It is her personal mission to help 10,000 kids become better readers and to increase their motivation to become lifelong reaers in a literate society. Not only does Joanne write books to help struggling readers, but she write's childrens books that will get your child laughing with her humourous fiction. Joanne's goal is to guide children in educational success and she understands that there are no limits to what she can accomplish.
- Author(s)Joanne B Kaminski
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication28/11/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectSelf Improvement: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight163 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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