“expression of interest” for hosting marie s. curie fellows in spanish

Jo Ann D. LoRusso, Ph.D.
[email protected]
Reading to Infants
 Point to the pictures
 Name the pictures
 Talk about the pictures
 Talk to children throughout the day about the
things you are doing and things that happen
around you.
 Language development is vital to reading.
Photos, Mirrors on Walls and Floors
 What’s missing in this photo?
 What’s good about this photo?
Suggested Reading for Infants
 Touch & Feel Baby Animals by Baby Einstein Disney
Book Group
Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt
Baby Games
Games to Play with Baby
Action Rhymes
My Face Book by Star Bright Books
My First Baby Games by Public Domain and Jane
Signing Exact English – spiral
Get Ready to Read - 2 & 3 year-olds
 Read to the children every day.
 Encourage children to choose the books they want
you to read.
 Point to pictures and name them out loud.
 Encourage children to point to pictures as you
2 & 3 year-olds
 Be patient when children want to read the same
book over and over.
Encourage children to “play” with books.
Keep books accessible to children all day.
Listen when children “pretend” to read.
Create a comfy reading area with soft chairs and
2 & 3 year-olds
 Give children paper and crayons so they can scribble,
draw, and pretend to write.
 Teach them how to write the letters.
 Sing the alphabet song so children can learn the
names of the letters.
 Keep alphabet puzzles accessible and refer to them
Phonics vs. Phonemic Awareness
 Phonemic awareness is the awareness of sounds
 Phonics is the method of teaching beginning
readers to connect the sounds of spoken language
with letters or a group of letters
 Part of phonics instruction involves the teaching of
children to blend the sounds of letters together to
form words (technically referred to as decoding
 Phonics instruction typically starts with letters first
and children are taught the sounds that those letters
"stand for" or "make".
Suggested Reading for Ages 2-3
 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill
Martin, Jr.
 Goodnight Moon by Margaret Rice Brown
 Where’s Spot? By Eric Hill
 What’s in my Pocket? By David Carter
Preschoolers Ages 3-5
Talk and Listen
 Talk about what you are doing together : eating,
taking a walk, going on a field trip
 Take children to new places and talk about these
new experiences
Ages 3-5
Teach About Print and Letters
 Help children learn to recognize their names in
 Point to letters and talk about the letter
names and sounds (phonics).
 Point out words and letters everywhere
you can.
 Teach children the meaning of new words.
Circle Time Schedule
 Creates left to read eye placement for early
 Tells children what is coming next.
 Relieves anxiety about how much longer circle
time will be.
Circle Time
 What’s wrong with this photos?
Books in Every Center
 Home center
 Cook books
 Recipe cards
 Note pads for lists
 Science center
 Insects
 Plants
 Magnets
 Math center
 Counting
 Manipulative designs
Ages 3-5
 Put magnetic letters on smooth, safe metal
surfaces and refer them to often.
 Play games using the alphabet
 Bingo
 Find your name letters
Ages 3-5
Read Together
 Read predictable books
 Read books with rhymes
 Ask children what will happen next
in the story
 Talk about the books
 Create a lending library for
children to take books home
Writing Centers
 Share alphabet books with children
 Keep multiple types of paper accessible in the
 Lined
 Unlined
 Construction
 Colored
 Keep multiple types of writing implements
 Keep letter stencils in the center.
Reading Activities
 Create dramatic play areas based on reading
 Doctor’s office
 Post office
 Dentist office
 Chica Chica Boom Boom tree and letters
 Make hats to correspond with Caps for Sales
Suggested Reading for Ages 3-5
 Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
 Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
 So Say the Little Monkeys by Nancy Van Laan
 The Napping House by Audrey Wood
 Chica Chica Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., John
Archambault and Lois Ehlert