Posts Tagged ‘ Learning to Read ’

Paired Reading – Preserving Children’s Reading Growth

Nov 8th, 2015 | By

    Over the course of a long teaching career I’ve learned that parents need to continue participating in reading activities with their children, especially during holiday breaks. Children who struggle to learn to read need additional help learning to read and consistent instruction throughout the year. Paired reading is a reading activity parents can

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Raising Dyslexia Awareness

Oct 25th, 2014 | By

PROMOTING LITERACY THROUGH RESEARCH EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Across the U.S. and Canada, IDA Branches have been providing an array of opportunities within their communities to educate and inform families, educators, and legislators about dyslexia. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability, which results in people having difficulties with specific language skills,

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Re-enforcing Daily Reading Lessons

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By

Children learn to read at their own pace and often need additional reading lessons to ensure they experience success learning to read. If you’re a parent or teacher who wants to provide extra practice for these learners try Bob Books. This series of books is especially targeted for beginning readers. Each series of books is

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Reading Activity – Improving Speed and Accuracy with “Repeated Readings”

Jun 18th, 2013 | By

Every good reader must read quickly with accuracy. Struggling readers need to improve both of these skills. An activity designed to achieve speed and accuracy, while motivating students is called “Repeated Readings”. What You’ll Need: – A Stop Watch – A written passage your child or student can read easily – Graph Paper The reading

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How to Read Aloud to Children – Reading Activity

Mar 5th, 2013 | By

Reading a story aloud to your children or students may seem like a straightforward activity. However, including the following critical steps reveals to children why reading is enjoyable, teaches them specific elements found in stories, and helps them develop good story comprehension. Follow these easy steps to help kids get the most out reading aloud

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Multi-Sensory Reading Activity – Origami Projects

Feb 20th, 2013 | By

Multi-Sensory Reading Activity Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper. Not only is Origami fun, it reinforces a multi-sensory teaching technique, hands-on learning, and helps children learn how to follow step-by-step instructions. This activity is also great for reluctant readers. Since it results in a finished product, children are more motivated to read in

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President’s Day – Mock Interview Reading Activity

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

President’s Day began in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. It is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. Many states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. “Mock

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Reading Actvitiy

Feb 14th, 2013 | By

Besides passing out Valentine’s Day cards and eating sweets today, take time to read to your children or students. The following reading activity is for children in first through third grades Read a short picture book, like The Yuckiest Stinkiest Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber, aloud to your children or students. Tell them you

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Teaching Dyslexic Learners – Multi-sensory Reading Strategies

Jan 30th, 2013 | By

Children who struggle to learn the sound/symbol relationship of written language are often dyslexic. In fact, ten in one hundred children and adults have dyslexia. Unfortunately, children often go undiagnosed until they reach the second or third grades of elementary school. While many reach adulthood before they realize they are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a genetic

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Identifying Dyslexia

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

Not all children learn to read at the same pace. In fact, many children struggle to read more so than others. Sadly, these children never really learn to read well and are undiagnosed dyslexics. Children who are dyslexic usually reverse “b” and “d”, “saw” and “was” and have trouble hearing letter sounds. While also experiencing

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