• Family Literacy

     
    good readers
     
    "How can I help my child comprehend what he/she is reading?"
    "What can I do at home?"
     
    "By doing simple things like reading to your child, sharing your thinking about what you read, and telling your child stories, you can help her/him develop the foundation needed to become an avid reader"(p3).
     
    "Just find a little time every day, even if it's only 15 minutes, to read with your child.  Talk about what you're reading.  Share what goes through your mind.  Guard this time!  That's what it takes to create the root system for a great reader"(p9).
    from

    Seven Keys to Comprehension

    by Susan Zimmermann and Chryse Hutchins
     

    Motion Picture of the Mind:

    Key 1: Sensory Images
     

    Making Connections

    Key 2: Background Knowledge
     

    Why, What, Where, Who, and How

    Key 3: Questioning
     

    Weaving Sense into Words

    Key 4: Drawing Inferences
     

    What's Important and Why

    Key 5: Determining Importance
    Key 6: Synthesizing
     

    Cultivating Awareness

    Key 7: Fix-Up Strategies