Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets


Reading Rockets

From Babbling to Books: Building
Pre-Reading Skills

Part of Reading Rockets’ 2005-06 teleconference series

Scholastic Inc. is proud to co-sponsor, with Reading Rockets, this engaging teleconference event, that will promote understanding the importance of nurturing an environment where critical literacy skills can thrive within young children.

Panelists include Sharon Landesman Ramey, Julie Washington, and Todd R. Risley, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Alaska and co-author of the critically-acclaimed book, Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children.

In this 60 minute webcast, the panelists will discuss the importance of working with young children, as early as possible, to develop language and pre-reading skills. They will also offer research-based strategies for successfully developing these skills, so children can become better readers.

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Beginning April 1, you can also view the webcast.

Until then, you can visit the Reading Rockets site to: