Be the change you want to see in this world

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Here are some insightful thoughts that you may or may not know about literacy. Enjoy!

Did you know?

by

Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera


*The foundation for the love of reading and writing begins at an early age at home.

*Parents are a child’s first and most influential teachers.

*If the adults in the home don’t read or write, the children are not likely to pick up the reading and writing habit.

*Early literacy skills are the foundation for all future learning.

*Something magical happens when a child reads the right book at the right time. If a child finds that a character in a book suffers from the same fears as his own, then he knows that he is not alone in life.

*Children learn to become better readers and writers by engaging in reading and writing.

*Reading helps to develop one’s imagination. No new inventions or designs would ever be created without imagination.

*Those who have difficulty in reading and writing in the primary grades tend to remain behind in their academic studies.

*No single reading program is a quick fix. Use a variety of positive literacy strategies to enhance a child's reading experience.

*Rhyme, rhythm, and repetition of stories make predictions easier.

*Immersing a child in oral language activities positively facilitates language acquisition.

*Using prior knowledge and context to predict enriches a child’s reading and writing experience.

*Responding positively to a child’s attempts to read and write enhances literacy.

*Quality time is essential. Take the time to enjoy reading with your child!

*Above all, TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! A genuine partnership in a child’s reading and writing experience only leads to literacy success.

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