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Learning through Story - Reading

I was very pleased and a little surprised to come across this in my reading, and so I thought I would share.  (I am always happy when I find little bits from scholars that give credence to the approach I have taken on education.  It is a little sigh of relief coupled with a feeling of yeah, just maybe I am doing something right.)

In their book, Einstein Never Used Flashcards, Pasek and Golinkoff talk about the building blocks of reading, in a section about literacy.  There are several keys that they point out as absolutely essential to reading, one is a good command of oral language.  This includes having an extensive vocabulary.

The second was Storytelling.  Yes!  Storytelling.

"It turns out that storytelling is one of the bridges that move children from language to reading."

The authors then cite research and testing results that further corroborate with the thought that learning through play and via story is in fact the best way to learn to read.

Aprender por medio de Cuentos - La Lectura

Estuve muy contento y un poco soprendido leer lo siguiente, entonces, lo pense compartir.  (Siempre estoy contenta cuando enceuntro evidencias de academicos que apoyan el acercamiento al aprendizaje que he escojido. Es un pequeno suspiro de tal vez, si lo estoy haciendo bien.)

En su libro, Einstein Never Used Flashcards, los autores, Pasek y Golinkoff hablan sobre los conceptos basicos de la lectura.  Identifican varios elementos essenciales que son un absoluto para la lectura, uno es un buen dominio sobre el idioma oral - incluyendo buen vocabulario.  La segunda es la narracion de cuentos, tanto el escucharlas que la habilidad de contarlas.  Eso me facino - Narrar Cuentos!  

"El poder narrar cuentos es uno de los puentes (enlances?) que lleva ninos desde el idioma hacia la lectura."

Los autores despues muestran estadisticos y estudios que verifiquen la verdad de esos.  LA MEJOR MANERA APRENDER LEER ES POR MEDIO DEL JUGAR Y ESCUCHAR CUENTOS CON VOCABULARIOS EXTENSIVOS!!!!!


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