Establishing a Love of Reading in Children
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Establishing a Love of Reading in Children
Sarah WhiteFriday, December 14, 2012Establishing a Love of Reading in ChildrenResearch Paper Topic2009 study: Independent reading helps word recognition, vocabulary, fluency, language syntax, comprehension, and motivation grow.
Topic: reading and childrens literacy
Retrieved from Microsoft Clip ArtThe Research Paper: PreparationsDifficult to find interesting, related sourcesIntense research the only way I found good sourcesFinally found several interesting sourcesThe Research Paper: The BrainWhat happens in the brain when a person reads:Photons bounce off of the page.They hit a wall of tissue at the back of the eye.
The brain guesses words using the first and last letters.
Retrieved from Microsoft Clip ArtThe Research Paper: Reading at HomeWhen children begin reading at home at an early age:Better readersHigher math scoresLearn the alphabet faster
Retrieved from Microsoft Clip ArtThe Research Paper: Independent ReadingEncourages contemplationTeaches that reading is like going on an adventureProduces avid readersConsistency and routine are important.Should be allowed to choose the majority of the books they read
Retrieved from Microsoft Clip ArtThe Product: The PlanChildrens book driveAll books donated to Coastal Womens ShelterLink to research paper: Provides books for children living in the sheltersGives children access to books in order to establish or feed love of readingMentor: Linda ThorntonThe Product: PreparationsBooking a venue: Craven Community College LibraryA time and date: August 7, 2012; 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.Creation of advertisements:PostersFacebook eventRadio advertisements
The Product: Preparations
This is a photo of me writing out the posters to advertize the book drive.The Product: Preparations
These are the finished posters.The Product: Preparations
This is a screenshot of the finished Facebook event after a few hours.The Product: Preparations
This is a list of places that I called or emailed to post an advertisement for the book drive.The Product: The Book Drive
This is a photo of the table before the book drive began at the Craven Community College library.The Product: Post-Book Drive
This is a photo of the same space after the book drive was over.The Product: Post-Book Drive
This is a photo of the contents of two out of the nine boxes collected through the book drive, the rest of which were equally full.The Product: Post-Book Drive487 books collectedCreation of a book logBook titleAuthors nameNumber of books by that titleThe Product: Book Log
This is a screen shot of the first bit of the book log that I created to coincide with the book drives donations.The Product: Successes and ChallengesSuccesses:Carrying out the book driveCreating the book directoryDelivering the booksChallenges:Planning out the productPublic speaking
The FutureFour year universityBachelors degree in Creative WritingCareer in creative writingWrite something that will inspire people to love readingReferencesClark, Ruth Cox. "Readicide Killing the Love of Reading in Our Schools." Knowledge Quest Mar. 2011: 6+. Web. 9 Feb. 2012. Ehri, Linnea C. "Learning to Read Words: Theory, Findings, and Issues." Scientific Studies of Reading. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 2005. Web. 10 May 2012. . Fink, Jennifer L.W. "Boost Reading Skills by Summer." Scholastic Instructor Spring 2012: 52-54. Print.Garan, Elaine M., and Glenn DeVoogd. "The Benefits of Sustained Silent Reading: Scientific Research And Common Sense Converge." Reading Teacher 62.4 (2008): 336-344. Web. 9 Feb. 2012. Lehrer, Jonah. "The Frontal Cortex." The Reading Brain: The Frontal Cortex. 20 Nov. 2009. Web. 17 Apr. 2012. . "Literacy Education." Literacy Education - Teaching Literacy. Caliteracy.org, 2008. Web. 02 Feb. 2012. . Literacy Information and Communication System. "Research." Literacy Fact Sheets - Literacy Information and Communication System. Literacy Information and Communication System. Web. 2 Feb. 2012. . National Education Association. "NEA - Facts about Children's Literacy." NEA - NEA Home. National Education Association, 2012. Web. 02 Feb. 2012. .Rasinski, Timothy V., and Nancy Padak. "Who Wants To Be A (Reading) Millionaire?." Reading Teacher 64.7 (2011): 553-555. Web. 9 Feb. 2012. "Reading In The Digital Age By The Numbers." Publishers Weekly 257.39 (2010): 9. Web. 15 Feb. 2012.Smargorinsky, Peter. "Teaching Writing Within a Unit Design." Teaching English by Design. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2008. 83-95. Print. Wolf, Maryanne Barzillai, Mirit. "The Importance Of Deep Reading." Educational Leadership 66.6 (2009): 32. Web. 9 Feb. 2012.
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