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My First Book to Read For Five- to Seven-Year-Olds
My First Book to Read For Five- to Seven-Year-Olds Author:Margaret B. Parke and Cynthia and Calvin Koehler (Excerpted from the Note to Parents and Teachers): — ..."This book combines the best features of reading readiness books, alphabet books, pre-primers, and first writing manuals. It is divided into three parts. In the first part there is a wealth of poetry to be read to the child to help him understand the world about him, enlarge his vocabulary... more », develop interest in the meaning and sounds of words, understand and appreciate ideas, think, and use his imagination. This section can be used over a long period, even a year. ...(The second) section develops more specific readiness for reading by expecting him to speak distinctly and clearly, observe carefully, and listen to sounds.
In the third part of the book, the child is encouraged to create stories of his own and to read the stories he creates. Suggestions are offered for guiding him. He should learn to read by methods best suited to his needs. Some children learn easily by the look-say method after exposure to such help in phonics as is presented in the second section. Others require much additional help in word perception, including phonics."« less