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EdCityHK’s Talk by Dr. Elizabeth Ka Yee Loh and Alison Chan

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Highlights from EdCityHK’s talk between Dr. Elizabeth Ka Yee Loh, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong and Board Chair, Bring Me a Book Hong Kong Alison Chan on April 8, 2019: According to the PIRLS 2016, students tended to gain higher scores on the reading test when they recorded higher in the three […]

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Parent-child Reading

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[Scenario, Issue 63, March 2019] The cover of Scenario is Ms.Alison Chan, our Board Chair and her 2 daughters; the interviewees are our Director of Community Outreach and volunteers. Thanks to HKCSS for providing this platform, promoting parent-child reading!   http://www.hkcss.org.hk/uploadfileMgnt/0_201931114539.pdf [Chinese only]      

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Be Patient

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Hong Kong Economic Journal (2018-10-25) By :陳東紅

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How to encourage children to read English Books?

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Smart Parents (2018-12-13) By :陳東紅 Catherine Chan Bring Me A Book Lead Trainer Julie Fowlkes suggested the tips to encourage children to read more English books.  

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CBMP Radio Broadcast: Reading Aloud to Young Children

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Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited (26/9/2018) By: Joanne Guests: Choi EE, Bring Me A Book Hong Kong Director of Community Outreach and Ms. Karen, Bring Me A Book Hong Kong Volunteer Reading Aloud to Young Children#12 – Reading and Second Language Acquisition (English)

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The importance of reading aloud fairy tales to your child

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Apple Daily (13/10/2018) by: 果籽 “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein The importance of reading aloud fairy tales to your child by Choi EE, Bring Me A Book Hong Kong Director of Community Outreach. Highlights […]

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From Listening to Reading

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Singtao Daily (2018-10-16) By :Catherine Chan 走路看似是自然不過的事,但對於初學走路的幼兒是一件大事。他們每步都是勇氣,每步充滿挑戰。同樣,apple、boy、cat這些看似容易的字,對未識讀字的幼兒來說,每次的閱讀嘗試和經驗都是勇氣和挑戰。 每名幼兒的語感都不一樣,有些孩子對文字較敏感,很快便掌握得到,有朋友的孩子才兩歲,已可掌握基本的字母拼音。相反,有些孩子語感不強,無論我們如何重複教導,他們就是讀不出、串不到。  我們該怎樣幫助孩子閱讀呢?每年「書伴我行」都會邀請擁有近五十年經驗的閱讀專家Julie Fowlkes從美國來港,早前我參加了她的其中一課──Transitional Readers: Ways to Guide, Support and Build Beginning Readers。我希望了解「由聽到讀」是怎樣「發生」,以及作為父母,該怎樣協助孩子閱讀? Julie說我們首先要明白「由唔識讀到識讀」的過程,對孩子來說是充滿挑戰,「就算我們常聽到孩子的腦袋在幼兒時是超級的、發展迅速的,但『識字讀書』對他們來說,其實一點也不簡單,它在腦袋裏要經過非常複雜的過程,所以我們要給孩子多點耐性和體諒。」 Julie說我們要做孩子的教練,老師與教練最大的區別是,老師與學生比例可以是一對十、一對一百甚至一千;教練與學生的比例則小得多。換句話說,我們要觀察孩子,訂立一個適合他性格和程度的閱讀訓練,最重要的是把閱讀變得有趣好玩,令孩子對閱讀充滿自信,愛上閱讀。 Julie提供四大循序漸進的貼士(從幼兒至小學階段): 一、Sight Words:原理有點像學中文,死記常用字,如am、was、has、for、like、you等。早在上世紀四十年代,兩位學者整理了最常用的一百字和二百字等「清單」。 二、Vocabulary:學習生字的方法有很多種,建議先讓孩子多聽,產生印象後才再逐一向他們介紹聽熟聽慣的字。意味毋須急於要孩子認字和串字,學習生字以「先聽後學」為原則。  三、Fluency:給孩子簡單易讀、適合程度的書,讓他們不斷重讀,目的是先增強他們閱讀自信。謹記原則是以Horizontal而非Vertical的方式做訓練,即是在同一個程度上不斷增加數量,向「橫」發展,達到一定的量後才向「直」上。 四、Comprehension:通過提問,幫助孩子理解,如鼓勵他們猜劇情、鼓勵孩子用自己的語言說出故事、問他們一些思考問題等。孩子通過這些活動訓練理解能力,爸媽藉此了解他們的能力。(本文錄自《親子王》周刊) Only available in Traditional Chinese

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Music + Story = Interactive Literacy = Eric Litwin!

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Smart Parents (2018-08-23) By :陳東紅 Catherine Chan Eric Litwin has a unique storytelling method: playing guitar and harmonica and “singing out” stories. As a former teacher, Eric noticed that while kindergarten students were excited about stories, once they were in primary school, they started to lose interest in reading. He thinks that learning through “drilling” […]

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