Book Smart: How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers

Paperback | January 14, 2014

byAnne E. Cunningham, Jamie Zibulsky

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Reading aloud to and with young children is an experience that serves a variety of purposes. In Book Smart: How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers, the experience of reading together is used as a vehicle for discussing the varied yet interconnected language and literacy skills thatjumpstart the career of a successful reader. Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, this book is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that must be fostered inyoung children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together - from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to becoming an independent reader. This journeybegins with a discussion of oral language and emergent literacy skills and then moves into the child's early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development and social-emotional growth. A highly informative but light-hearted read, this book will allow you to bring the joy ofreading into your home.

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Reading aloud to and with young children is an experience that serves a variety of purposes. In Book Smart: How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers, the experience of reading together is used as a vehicle for discussing the varied yet interconnected language and literacy skills thatjumpstart the career of a successful reader. Auth...

Anne E. Cunningham is Professor of Cognition and Development at University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Education. Jamie Zibulsky is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199843937

ISBN - 13:9780199843930

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to Shared Reading: Definitions and Practices2. The Role of Oral Language in Reading Development: How Language Skills Lead to Literacy Skills3. Emergent Literacy: The Roots of Reading4. Learning to Write: How Writing Makes You a Better Reader and Thinker5. Story Comprehension6. The Effects of Reading Volume: Vocabulary and Knowledge Growth7. The Social and Emotional Benefits of Reading Together8. Conclusion