UPDATED: Literacy + Kindergarten = From ABCs to Reading Words
Wow! We’re here already! Welcome to the last day of Share a Story – Shape a Future 2013. It has been a wonderful week of exploring the early stages of literacy.
Today, we’re celebrating that transition from identifying letters to putting them together to recognizing words and writing them, too!
The moment when our kids realize they are really reading all by themselves is magical! I tend to liken it to Christmas morning … and our guests today, do as well.
- Susan Stephenson reminds us that reading is not just books at the Book Chook;
- Debbie Alvarez describes the Kindergarten Reader at The Styling Librarian;
- Mia Wenjen explains the reading and writing connection in her post Invented Spelling and Creating Books with your Kindergartner at Pragmatic Mom;
- Michali Lerner shares her thoughts in It’s a Small World on the Marketing Barefoot team blog;
- Colleen O’Hearn talks about Kindergarteners at the Library on the Destination Happy blog;
- Laurie Mattaliano is In Search of a Swan and His Trumpet (reading up) at Rocks in the Dryer;
- Dawn Little explores Text Features with Kindergartners at the Literacy Toolbox;
- Jacquie Fisher has a WONDERFUL post about how to keep a love for books alive while kids are learning to read at KC Edventures; and
- I have a post about that magical moment of discovering “I Can Read” at the Share a Story – Shape a Future blog.
We’d love to hear your ideas for raising readers, and your experiences watching your child discover literacy. Add your links in the comments here or on the Share a Story blog and we’ll incorporate them into the Event Summary.
Our thanks to everyone who has joined our literacy blog tour this week.
2 responses to “UPDATED: Literacy + Kindergarten = From ABCs to Reading Words”
Hi Terry, have been loving the posts this week! Found the campaign via Jen Robinson’s announcement on g+. I wrote a post for today “How to Keep a Love for Books Alive as Kids Learn to Read”. It’s our experience as we helped our two kids learn to read. Here’s the link: http://www.kcedventures.com/blog/tips-for-teaching-kids-to-read-early-readers-for-kids
If you have an email list, please add me to it – I’d love to keep up on the initiative!
Hi Jacquie … Nice to meet you, and so glad you are joining us. Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! for that fabulous post. So many of us forget that loving books does not necessarily mean that learning to read comes easy. You’ve got great tips packed in there, too!