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Workshops by Julie Fowlkes 2017

 

The First Teachers™ TrainingJulie 2016-01

 

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher
Learn how to nurture a life-long love of reading to set them on a path to success

[Recommended for parents of children aged 0-6 years]

Literacy development begins long before your child starts primary school. As your child’s first teacher, you can enhance cognitive development, communication skills and family bonding and by reading aloud together for a shared love for books.

Workshop covers:
• How to make reading aloud engaging and meaningful
• Strategies for encouraging children to love books
• Understanding how being read to relates to school success
• Overcoming challenges to reading aloud
• Creating a Daily Read Aloud routine
• Selecting the best books to read

Language: English
Venue: Bring Me A Book, 7/F, On Lan Center, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central
Course Fee: HK$1,100 for 4 hour workshop (two separate two-hour sessions) incl. a picture book. / BMAB Family Member: HK$990
Discount: 15% Early Bird discount (register before 12th November) or 20% discount for BMAB Family Member

Date and Time (Participants should attend both sessions):

FTT (A) – Session 1:Dec 4 (Mon), 9.30am-11.30am

FTT (A) – Session 2: Dec 7 (Thu), 9.30am-11.30am

or

FTT  (B) – Session 1: Dec 5 (Tue), 12.30-2.30 pm

FTT  (B) – Session 2: Dec 7 (Thu), 12.30-2.30 pm

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Transitional Readers

 

Helping Your Child Become an Independent Reader
(Who LOVES books!)

[Recommended for parents of children aged 4-8 years]

Parents play a critical role during the early stages of reading acquisition – how the child learns to read can affect their lifelong reading habits. By using some simple, fun and effective strategies, children can happily transition from listening to stories to reading on their own.

Workshop covers:
• Why this early stage is critical for developing life-long reading habits
• How to enhance a child’s ability and interest in beginning reading and writing skills
• Helping develop phonemic awareness, sight word mastery, blending, fluency,
vocabulary and comprehension
• Easy and fun activities to practice at home incl. strategies from Reading Recovery and Language Experience

Language: English
Venue: Bring Me A Book, 7/F, On Lan Center, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central
Course Fee: HK$400 for 2 hour workshop / BMAB Family Member: HK$360

Date and Time (Participants should attend one session):

TR (A) – Dec 6 (Wed), 6.30pm-8.30pm

or
TR (B) – Dec 8 (Fri), 10am-12pm

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Parent-Child Book – making Fun

 

“The single most important element children need to
grow as writers is the belief that they are writers.”
Lucy Calkins

[Recommended for parents with children aged 5-10 years]

In this parent-child workshop, the whole family can enjoy how to write and make home-made books, incl. pop up, ‘quick-fold’ ladder, concertina and shape books. By composing an original story, your child learns how sounds, letters, and words form meaningful text that can be read over and over. Parents will also learn how to use the Language Experience approach which links dictation to writing and reading. Numerous sample home-made books will be available and participants will have an opportunity to share the books that they make together.

Workshop covers:
• How to compose original stories with your child
• Effective strategies for encouraging your child to learn how sounds, letters and words form meaningful text
• How to use the Language Experience approach which links to dictation to writing and reading
• Simple books will be available

Language: English
Venue: Bring Me A Book, 7/F, On Lan Center, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central
Course Fee: HK$500 for 2.5 hour workshop incl. all arts & crafts materials for parent and child (Each additional child $100)

Note: Each participant should bring 5-10 family photos to use

Date and Time (Participants should attend one session):

BM (A) : Dec 2 (Sat), 2.30-5.00 pm

or

BM (B) : Dec 9 (Sat), 2.30-5.00 pm

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Offline Registration

If you prefer register offline and pay by cheque, please click here to download the workshop booklet and follow the instructions provided on the last page.

Deadline for registration by post: 27th November, 2017

About the Trainer, Julie Fowlkes

Julie Fowlkes has over 40 years of international experience in early childhood literacy. She has a Masters Degree is Reading and a Lifetime Credential as a Reading Specialist. After working as a teacher and reading specialist in numerous public schools in California, she spent over 30 years training teachers and educators at various universities in the U.S. She is a published author (“Reading Without Books”) and presented at many international conferences incl. the International Reading Association.

Julie joined the Bring Me A Book Foundation in U.S. in 2004 and helped develop Bring Me A Book’s award-winning First Teacher’s program. Julie has a huge following in Hong Kong as she has run an array of literacy-based workshops for parents and teachers each year for the past 11 years.