What Works To Teach Reading?
- The first thing is to isolate the individual lines that make up each letter.
- The second thing is to identify the sound units that make up a larger word.
- The finally thing is to have the confidence to try and read.
To create a reader, help students see the lines and arcs that form the letters and the smaller words or sound units that form the larger words.
- Letter Recognition
Needless to say, a student can not read or write if they do not know the letters of the alphabet. Doing Re✓erseFixUp designs helps a child's brain isolate the individual lines involved in the creation of a letter. On site worksheets progressively build up visual skills and also work to correct letter reversals.
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- Word Decoding
To give students the confidence to even try to read, the use of word families is helpful in teaching students to decode larger words. Included are word family list worksheets designed to help create successful readers.
- Beginner Reading Booklets
It is nearly impossible to find books that use only small words for beginning readers. The reading booklets in the teaching resources section are amazing for early readers and can be used with matching word decoding lists.
- Basic Reading Skills
There are many other skills besides letter and word recognition that come into play to create a reader. Reading skills include dictionary skills, vocabulary skills, sequencing, sentence writing, similies, metaphors, etc. Included are many suggestions and worksheets to help the student learn how to comprehend what they read.
- Reading Comprehension Skills
To understand what is read and to answer questions about the reading, students need to master a certain number of skills. Our educational reading comprehension worksheets are designed to help students achieve their goal in learning how to understand what they read.
- Spelling Skills
Spelling correctly can feel like one of the most hopeless tasks to master. The English language has exceptions to almost every spelling rule, and even exceptions to the exceptions. There are a few things on site you can do to make spelling easier. Students and parents need to know how to best study for a spelling test. The easiest way to study spelling words is to group the words in the list by finding something that some of the words have in common. To practice spelling words and to make learning to spell less painful, use worksheets where the students fills-in only the letters within the word that are most commonly misspelled.
- Writing Paragraphs
Create fluent readers that know how to confidentially write paragraphs. Included on site are "Paragraph Rules" that make their paragraphs sound great.
See the Reading Skills Index for more information, ideas and reading interventions.
See our Teaching Resources for Reading worksheets, lesson plans, etc.
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