Stories that have repetitive words allow children to remember the words. Multicultural books have cumulative episodes. Books with cumulative episodes have words that children being to memorize and they begin to say them on their own. Parents should read to children and show the pictures in the book to the child because “pictures clearly illustrate words, lines, and episodes” (Beaty & Pratt, 2011). Parents may teach their children how sequential patterns.
“Once children have developed hand control of a drawing implement, they begin to make all kinds of scribbles”(Beaty & Pratt, 2011). Scribbling is important for children because they gain writing skills. The natural process for writing is writing learned without being force upon on children. Natural writing is done when a child want to write or scribble on their own. The natural writing process takes place when children scribbles in a lin... ... middle of paper ... ...eaty& Pratt, 2011).
Because fables are short, sweet and to the point, it makes it easier for younger children to grasp. Growing up listening and reading these stories taught me morals that I still live by to this day. Fables have helped me get through multiple life situations. Fables were always my favorite to read because of the important lessons they’ve taught me. I’m writing this paper on fables because it was the easiest for me to relate too.
Reflecting back own my own personal experiences with books, I would consider myself an avid reader motivated for the enjoyment of a good story, from my elementary years to now in high school. The development of the lifelong skill of reading begins in kindergarten. There young minds begin to understand the concept of a word and the meanings behind it. As a kindergartener I began to learn the basic of letters by sounding them out, and soon began to realize how they would connect into the words in books that I would later enjoy. The stories would come alive in my imagination as I read the words and looked at the pictures.
I, too, can see this when I am ... ... middle of paper ... ...s and classrooms should have a wide variety of books available with varying styles of writing and art work. In addition to the books, the children should be given a variety of ways in which to express their thoughts and feelings about these books, either through discussion, writing, or their own art work. I agree because this could only allow children to enjoy reading more and lets them feel like their opinions matter and are appreciated. Having books readily available only increases a child’s desire to read and creates in him or her a love for books that, hopefully, never goes away. Works Cited Kiefer, Barbara.
Reading has played an important role in my life, especially through the early stages of my intellectual development. One of the first books presented to me were the hardback picture word books. These books had names of everyday objects together with its picture allowing me to recognise the items around the house. Rhymes such as: Old MacDonald, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Jack and Jill together with many others were also a part of this reading journey. My mum particularly liked reciting them to me, whilst I began to be engrossed in the lovely pictures of my nursery rhymes book.
The use of repetition and rhyming encouraged me to use expression when reading to the child, as I was able to memorize the ending sentences in the story, which were repeated on each page. Activities based upon Allen, 1998 can be created for other literacy activities including: debates, recounts, and also in Numeracy lesson’s which involve weights and sinking and floating. These activities can be conducted practically to engage student’s within their learning. The questions I chose were very supportive to the reading, as they encouraged the child to ‘think aloud’. I found using this technique helpful, as I asked the child questions in relevance to the story.
There’s focus on highlighting children by all the ways a child with cerebral palsy has “capabilities” rather than “disabilities”. The other important focus is on teaching children they can interact with and/or communicate with children who have disability. In the book, Aanyah talks how she hugs and tickles Suhana, draws cool pictures for her, and even is her helper has she learns new skills. There is also a section discussing how Suhana reacts to colors rather than words with colors associated with certain emotions. The story offers great illustrations, bright and cheery illustrations, helping with the fact that the kids are reading about a serious disability.
Reading books to young children is substantial to their language development. It allows them not only to be entertained, but to also match words to pictures. I read the Picture Book as Literature story and I found it very informational. “One role of pictures in a picture book is to enhance the meaning of a story by illustrating the words.” (Sonia Landes) Pictures are more than just an entertaining touch to the book, instead it helps children to visualize the story and to dig deeper into the context about the characters, setting, and story line. It also allows the creative mind to wonder while also listening to the story being read out loud.
Each student will then discuss his or her illustrations. This lesson will help the students interpret a story with pictures. Also, the students will get to see how other students take an old classic story and interpret it to resemble today’s society. For instance, some of the students could may draw Alice as little girl wearing jeans and a shirt, and instead of chasing a rabbit with a clock, Alice is chasing a rabbit holding an I-pod. Students will be able to use their imagination to interpret a classic story with modern twist.