Sight Word Activities for Parents – Learning to Read Games Sight words are an important part of a child’s reading development. There are many ways that parents can help their children learn them. Here are some sight word activities that parents can do with their children to help them learn these important words: Read Books […]
Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds-or phonemes-in spoken words. It is a critical first step in learning to read. These activities will help improve your child’s phonemic awareness. Word Search: Create a grid of squares on a piece of paper. Write words in each grid square. This game
Phoneme Awareness letter sounds: Games for Parents to Use with their Kids. Most parents are familiar with the basic building blocks of reading – the alphabet. But did you know that there are smaller units of sound within each letter? These are called phonemes, and they are the key to helping your child become a
How to Help Your Child Learn Phoneme Awareness Like all buildings, they get their strength from their foundation. This allows for the many floors of a building to be added. Just as in architecture, literacy success relies upon a ‘strong foundation.’ In literacy, this foundation is called ‘phoneme awareness.’ This is the ability to hear
Should reading technology only be used as a ‘supplemental’ tool for a child’s reading success? To answer this question, we should to look at both sides of the argument. What is most important is that parents and educators make the decision based on what they feel is best for the individual child. The pros of
The role of speech-recognition technology in programs of literacy instruction. Speech-recognition technology has been shown to be an effective tool for literacy instruction. The technology allows students to receive immediate feedback on their reading aloud, which can help them to improve their fluency and comprehension skills. In addition, speech-recognition technology can be used to provide
Traditional classroom skill instruction in reading v. online/edtech applications? There is no one answer to whether traditional skill instruction or online/edtech applications are better for reading instruction. It depends on the needs of the individual students and what will work best for them. Some students may benefit from the structure and discipline of a traditional
It’s no secret that having e-technology, like a laptop or tablet, can vastly improve a student’s educational experience and outcomes. But what if you’re a low-income parent who can’t afford to purchase these devices for your kids? How can you provide e-technology for your children so they can get the most out of their education?
How do high achieving students use technology vs. lower-achieving students? Technology has drastically changed the landscape of education. It has become an integral part of the classroom and has levelled the playing field for all students, regardless of their socio-economic background. However, there is a disconnect between how high-achieving students and lower-achieving students use technology.
A growing body of research demonstrates the importance of technology in developing literacy skills. Technology can support the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency skills. It can also help develop vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. When used correctly, technology can be a powerful tool to support the development of essential literacy skills. Technology