Lesson Plan Background, Theories and Activities
Dale’s Cone of Learning
In parent book, have parents do “What’s your learning style.” List on the board how many are auditory, visual, kinethetic learners.
Text is essential for building literacy skills. Successful readers have broad, strong vocabularies. TV is all talk, however, without many useful words. The average children’s book comes with a greater vocabulary set than most prime time TV shows. The act of reading fosters habits of analysis, questioning, comprehension and rationality. TV fails to contribute to the development of these key skills. Children who read for pleasure score 10% higher on proficiency tests than those who never read for fun.
We suggest that you limit TV or media time (sometimes called screen time). They all mean the same thing. Begin with some rules. Your child must have an equal amount of reading time versus media time (that includes computers). Be clear about what programs children are allowed to watch (or what games to play on the computer).Remind children that TV is not real. If they are scared, they can turn it off.