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Raising bookworms : getting kids reading for pleasure and empowerment

Author: Emma Walton Hamilton
Publisher: Sag Harbor, NY : Beech Tree Books, ©2009.
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This book offers creative strategies, tips, and activities to help young people discover--or rediscover--the joy and empowerment of reading.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Walton Hamilton
ISBN: 9780981583303 098158330X
OCLC Number: 237885103
Description: xvi, 190 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
How can I get my child to turn off the TV (computer, game boy, cell phone, etc) and pick up a book? --
What's the answer-and what qualifies me to suggest it? --
What you will find in these pages --
Vision for the future --
Some Whys And Hows Of Reading --
Short history of reading --
Some reasons for the decline in reading --
Power of association --
Strategies --
Babies and Toddlers: sowing the seeds for a love of reading --
Creating the connections --
In the home --
What to read --
Reading techniques --
Emma's family favorites for babies and toddlers --
Preschoolers: Cultivating The Joy Of Reading --
Building the connections --
In the home --
Beyond the home --
Actions and activities --
Supporting your child --
Encouraging exploration --
Skill building --
Beyond the home --
What to read --
Reading techniques --
Developing listening/critical thinking skills --
Read-aloud skills --
Maximizing interest --
Emma's family favorites for preschoolers --
Elementary School: Nurturing The Budding Reader --
Strengthening the connections --
In the home --
Beyond the home --
Actions and activities --
Supporting your child --
Encouraging exploration --
Skill building --
Beyond the home --
What to read --
Reading techniques --
Developing listening/critical thinking skills --
Read-aloud skills --
Maximizing interest --
Emma's family favorites for elementary school --
Middle School And Beyond: Deepening The Roots --
Cementing the connections --
In the home --
Beyond the home --
Actions and activities --
Supporting your child --
Encouraging exploration --
Skill building --
Beyond the home --
What to read --
Reading techniques --
Developing listening/critical thinking skills --
Read-aloud skills --
Maximizing interest --
Emma's family favorites for middle school and beyond --
Special Situations And Frequently Asked Questions --
When should a child learn to read? --
Fluency and comprehension --
How do I know if my child has a reading problem? --
Reading to older kids --
Is it too late to help high schoolers? --
Job of schools and teachers --
In-class reading time --
No time to read --
Questionable reading material --
TV and the internet --
Finding good books for kids --
Life after Harry Potter --
Will this really make a difference? --
Recommended Resources --
How to find great, age-appropriate books --
Book awards --
Books --
Magazines, journals, and other publications --
Organizations and programs --
Websites, blogs, and other web resources --
Appendix --
Table 1: Creating the connections-strategies for each age group --
Table 2: Actions and activates-strategies for each age group --
Table 3: What to read-recommendations for each age group --
Table 4: Reading techniques-strategies for each age group --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author --
Other books by Emma Walton Hamilton.
Other Titles: Getting kids reading for pleasure and empowerment
Responsibility: Emma Walton Hamilton.
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