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Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2000
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Are you concerned about your child's reading ability? Does your child hate to read? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 38 percent of American fourth graders are unable to read at a basic level. But now you can turn your nonreader child into a reading star—in just a few short weeks.
Based on research done at Yale, this simple yet revolutionary guide merges the three essential elements of reading instruction: auditory training, phonics, and whole language. Inside, teachers and parents will find easy-to-read cartoons, games, and fun phonic sheets that will help almost any child read at or above grade level. Reading expert Peggy Wilber will show you how to help your child develop better fluency, language skills, and comprehension. You'll learn how to:
Determine your child's specific reading needs Help your child develop comprehension strategies Enhance your child's phonic skills Choose great reading selections at the right level for your child And much more!
"This is an effective, user-friendly program for parents who want to get involved in their child's literacy education." —Doug Wittenberg, executive director, Whiz Kids Tutoring Inc.
"An invaluable tool in helping teachers and parents partner in a most daunting task . . . teaching our children to read with comprehension." —John T. Jenkins, former state senator, Maine
"An invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike—a very comprehensive book!" —Dr. Barbara Swaby, director of the Graduate Reading Program, School of Education, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Ms. Wilber has taught and tutored children since the mid-1980s. Motivated by an increasing number of children who needed tutoring in reading, she co-founded the Pikes Peak One+One Program in 1995. This church-based tutoring program provides reading assistance to students from local elementary schools. As Instructional Coordinator, Ms. Wilber trains volunteers, diagnoses students' literacy needs, and creates individualized instructional packets for weekly tutoring sessions.
Realizing that parents (grandparents, day care workers, and older siblings) were an untapped valuable resource, Ms. Wilber created training sessions teaching them how to help their children learn to read. After receiving hands-on information, even the most reluctant, "not sure I'm qualified" parents experience success working with their children. Many children have improved one to three reading levels in a semester.
Believing that every child can learn to read, Ms. Wilber has provided this kid-tested, parent-proven information in her new book Reading Rescue 1-2-3. It is a hands-on manual combining auditory training, phonics and whole language techniques, making a complete reading instructional program.
Peggy Wilber teaches "Reading Stronger" classes at Grace Academy in Colorado Springs. Her web site is www.succeedtoread.com.
Author: Peggy M. Wilber
Located in: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Submitted: December 21, 2000
Tell us a little about yourself. I home school my two children. I am also the Instructional Coordinator of my church-based reading tutoring program. I train volunteers to help children who attend three local elementary schools.
What was your motivation behind this project? I wanted to have a good, research-based, easy-to- use manual to give to parents.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? The ultimate goal is that parents, grandparents, teachers or tutors have information they need to help a child become a better reader in just fifteen-thirty minutes a day.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Research shows that even children who have been labeled as having Dyslexia, or ADD are able to learn to read at grade level. Using this resource, you and your child will enjoy the process of helping him or her to become a better reader.