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Raising Readers: Promoting Literacy Development at Home

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Studies show that parental involvement is highly correlated with student success, but convincing a reluctant, struggling, or discouraged reader to read outside of the school day is often difficult. In this highly practical session, join Terry Dobson and Heather Baptie as they show how you can help eliminate homework battles with a blend of traditional and digital tools. They will share a "tradigital" tool box of easy-to-implement strategies and resources can be used at home or at school to build confidence, develop literacy skills, and foster a love of reading.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Other
Last aired on: Thursday, August 4, 2016 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: ESL/ELL, Reading & Writing, Response to Intervention (RTI), Special Education
Tags: Blended Learning, Differentiated Instruction, ELL/ESL, Home School Connections, Learning Disabilities, Literacy Development, Parent Involvement, Personalized Learning, Reluctant Readers, Struggling Readers, UDL

Reviews (63)

Very informative video with many useful resources.
Full Member
This was great! Lots of information and some great apps and websites that I did not know about. Thanks!
Full Member
This is really good and thank you for sharing all the resources!
Full Member
A few resources I hadn't heard of before and great reinforcement of what I am already using!
Basic Member
Great presentation!
Full Member
Excellent presentation.
Full Member
Stats at the beginning of the presentation were quite gripping! Parents reading aloud with their children cannot be emphasized enough! I wasn't an educator when I had my first child, and I regret not instilling the love of reading in her! I do believe I have been able to make up for that with her children, my grandchildren. They are perfect examples of how books from birth increase vocabulary development and positive attitudes toward reading. They would rather receive books than toys as gifts. I was glad to hear the positive comments by the presenters regarding the program Read Naturally Live. Our school is very fortunate to have that! Last, I loved the saying, "There is no app to replace your lap! Read to your Child!"
Full Member
I love the quote about the real books and e-books. I also like that you explain the importance of explaining to parents the importance of going over reading strategies with their child. Also, thank you for including sites that include books that can be recommended to parents for their kids. Awesome!
Very beneficial
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