While it is true that children spend a significant portion of their day with their teachers, it is often their parents who wield more power to encourage them to read. However, a lot of parents are unclear as to how they can achieve this.
What do you think about babies and how they learn to speak? Do they know any grammar rule? Do they know any phonetics hint? Surely, they don't. So why do children master such difficult languages and Arabic, Japanese or Russian with no effort? What have adults forgotten that made them able to master their own language? Thus, because of the fact they've forgotten it they can hardly learn at least one more language.
Today the term dyslexia is frequently used to refer to a "normal" child or adult who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest. Instead of getting involved in the wrangling over a definition, one could simply use the "symptoms" below as an indication that a child has a reading problem and therefore needs help.
What if there was one simple thing you could do to ensure your child would read well and enjoy reading? What if that thing didn't cost a penny? Would you be interested? Of course you would. Here it is. The one thing you can do to improve your child's reading is to...
Reading is a way for someone to connect the words, thoughts and ideas on a page to what the reader already knows. If the reader does not know anything about the subject, then reading over the prose is more challenging and often the reader does not retain as much of the text. These are a few ways to help improve reading.
Educators value the importance of reading fluency practice. However, practicing repetitive reading passages with one-size fits all fluency recordings does not meet the diverse needs of your students. Instead, save some money on expensive fluency programs and truly differentiate your fluency instruction.
Experts in child development often say that parents are the first educators. And, whether parents elect to traditionally educate their children or dedicate a significant portion of their own time, effort, and resources to homeschool their children, the simple truth is that...
There is hardly anything better than reading to open the doors to the entire universe of experiences. Parents can hardly give a child for the long run anything more valuable than an appreciation of reading. It is even better for the parent to show a genuine love of reading and expresses this while teaching the child to learn to read.
Do you have a positive attitude towards reading? Your attitude influences how well you perform any task When you believe you can do something, you are usually successful. Work to create a positive attitude about reading. Positive attitudes don’t just happen; they need to be built and maintained daily.
Sometimes it's tempting to think that a person's favorite book is the secret to unlocking his character. That's what makes Who Reads What -- a directory of celebrities' favorite books assembled over a twenty-year period by Glenna Nowell of the tiny Gardiner (Maine) Public Library -- so immensely fascinating. Sometimes the books seem to confirm exactly what we think we already know about their readers.