There are two versions
of the Trelease film. The "Teacher-Parent" version (97-min.) includes all the
subjects listed below.
The "Parent" version (63-min.) contains only the "red" items
on why reading aloud to children is so important.*
Reading aloud from cradle to adolescence.*
Popular read-aloud books: picture
books to novels.*
Why read to infants? *
Dads who care about
score cards, not report cards.*
Coping with TV, including
a brain surgeon's amazing story*
Importance of library usage.*
A child's listening level versus reading level.*
Classrooms and schools raise achievement
using read-aloud and SSR.
Inexpensive items found in childhoods
of lifetime readers.*
Where the Red Fern Grows (educating
the heart as well as the mind).*
"Print climate's" role
in reading success and failure
Motivation in reading: favorite books
or favorite vowels?
STATE X: Last in the nation in reading,
and last in library support, too. Coincidence? Hardly.
Four factors shared by the world's
best student readers.
Reading "Facts of Life":*
a) Reading is an accrued skill; b)
Humans are pleasure-oriented.
Dumb things adults do with children's
a) Shelve every book by the spine; b)
Discourage "series" books;
c) Write, write, write — until they
Bonus (viewed as Flash video below) — added
in 2007 for both DVD editions, this additional
8-minute segment includes excerpts from Jim's latest
lectures that touch upon the essential role-modeling
of parents and Wilbur Schramm's
"fraction of selection" that explains why some
people read very often and others read very seldom (this
includes parents and teachers, not just students).
A list of all books mentioned
in the film is included with the film shipment and also
can be found online here at Book
PREVIEWING FILM CONTENTS
ONE of the easiest ways
to preview a portion of the film is to view the 8-minute Flash video from the film right here at the Web site. It consists of footage added
to the film for the DVD version and touches upon two issues:
The essential role of parents
in school scores;
A little-known concept called
the Fraction of Selection that clearly explains why some people read
a lot and others read very little.
Inservicing for teachers,
supervisors, and administrators
College reading classes
and children's literature classes
PARENT FILM: (63 min.)
Title I parent programs
Middle and high school
parenting/child development classes
film order includes a publicity packet that can
be used to promote the film's showing, including camera-ready
and a bibliography of
books mentioned in the film. You may also use the Preview
video on your local cable TV channel
as a promotion for the event.
IMPORTANT ORDER INFORMATION
Normal delivery time
is 2-3 weeks, but overnight or second-day air can
be arranged for additional fee.
orders are accepted (Discover, Mastercard, VISA,
and American Express). See Order
orders are accepted from Schools, Churches, and Libraries
only. School and Library orders must contain purchase
order number and signature. Therefore, purchase
be faxed or mailed. See Order
You can email your questions or requests to
Jim Trelease's office at
can find a complete catalog of Jim Trelease products
(books, audios, and films) online or
download as a PDF file.
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