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Teaching Guides

Enjoy my new teaching & discussion guides!

They are meant to help teachers, parents & caretakers get the most out of my books when reading to their children/child.

Additional activities can be found on each book’s Activity Page. Any YouTube videos referenced in the guides can also be accessed through my YouTube channel.

More guides will be added gradually. If you have any suggestions for additional guide features or any corrections let the webmaster know!

Talk Sing Read Write Play

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, and Play are the 5 practices put forth by the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) to encourage parents and caregivers to support early literacy. These 5 practices nurture pre-reading skills.

  1. Talking

    with children help them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn about language by listen to parents talk and joining in the conversation.
  2. Singing

    develops language skills, it slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words. It helps children learn new words and information.
  3. Reading

    together develops vocabulary and comprehension. Nurturing a love for reading motivates children to want to learn to read.
  4. Writing

    with children helps them become aware of printed letters and that letters stand for spoken words. As children see print used in their daily lives they learn to hold a pencil, write their name, and that even those squiggles have meaning.
  5. Playing

    is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.


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