Supporting Caregivers as Reading Partners: Best Practices for Reading to and with Emergent Readers
Library staff are frequently called upon to answer questions from anxious parents about their child’s reading ability and how they can best support their child’s literacy development. This presentation will discuss the mechanics of how children learn to read, how research-based early literacy practices support specific components of literacy acquisition, how benchmarking/lexile levels work and what those levels look like in print. Learning how to read involves more than “just sound it out”—making meaning from print requires cognitive and environmental factors that work in concert to facilitate literacy acquisition. Understanding the reading process will broaden your knowledge base for targeted readers’ advisory and enable you to confidently advise parents on the most effective reading strategies that foster the development of life-long readers
If you're unable to attend the live webinar, we encourage you to go ahead and register to receive the recording after the event.
Rhonda Cunha is the Early Literacy Children’s Librarian at Stevens Memorial Library in North Andover, MA. She holds an MS in Literacy Education from Dowling College and has experience as an elementary classroom teacher and Reading Specialist. She also holds an MFA in Fibers from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is an advocate for literacy education and play-based arts-integrated programming that fosters creative expression in young children.
- Friday, March 20, 2020
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm