Help your child to excel at reading

An Essential Guide for parents

By: Katherine Bates


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Published: Sep/08 (AU/NZ), Sep/08 (UK)

Parents want to know more about how to help their children succeed. Help your child to excel at reading is full of information to help parents knowledgeably guide their children as they learn how to read and write so their children can achieve their full potential while feeling great and believing in themselves.

- helpful for parents with children from 4 to 14 years written by a teacher especially for parents empowers parents,
- gives accurate information about the latest methods for teaching literacy links reading and writing strategies encourages the transfer of skills to new topics and developmental levels.

Explains how to help children achieve real reading success making reading something instinctive, as well as something they learn to love doing. The book discusses a consistent theme of developing all aspects of the child the emotional, social and educational. It emphasises the importance of the partnership between home and school, and discusses the different approaches to help children connect sounds, sound patterns in the written form and to use a variety of strategies to obtain meaning from reading and to write meaningfully. Studies have proved the significance of early informal reading and writing before children begin school and the critical values of them understanding phonemic awareness early in the educational experience.

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ISBN: 9781921295133

Published: Sep/08 (AU/NZ), Sep/08 (UK)

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 210 mm  x  135 mm

Extent: 224 pages

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About The Author

Katherine Bates

Katherine Bates

Katherine Bates completed a Masters of Education Distinction) at the University of Wollongong, NSW in 2007. She has been teaching since 1984 in preschools, primary and secondary schools as a classroom and literacy support teacher. In 2008, as a Senior Education Officer with the NSW Department of Education, she managed the project of designing the National Teacher Support Materials in an online HTML format to support student followup of the National Assessment for Literacy and Numeracy NAPLAN). Currently she teaches Community Welfare and Literacy in TAFE, presents at conferences, workshops and professional learning seminars on Literacy while completing her Doctorate of Education in Visual Literacy at the University of Wollongong.

Katherine spent most of her childhood in the Southern Suburbs of Sydney, apart from a brief time in Townsville, Queensland as a toddler. As an adult, the majority of her teaching in Private, Catholic and State Schools has been in Sydney, apart from a brief time at Coorabell, Byron Bay when she lived in Bangalow on the Far North Coast. It was in Bangalow that she began her writing and on return to Sydney began publishing her work.

Katherine's partner has also moved into the Education field taking his career experience in Building and Project Management to TAFE.

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