Learning to read

Child's Reading Comprehension Skills

How Do I Increase My Child’s Reading Comprehension Skills?

There are a few key things you can do to help increase your child’s reading comprehension skills. First, make sure they are reading regularly. This will help them become more familiar with the material and better able to understand it. Second, when they are reading, have them stop and summarize what they have read after …

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Learning to read

Learning How to Read: Phonics and Decoding

The second floor to the construction of ‘reading success’ is phonics or decoding and sight words and use of symbol imagery. Let’s discuss phonics or decoding first.  To have a strong foundation for mastering decoding, your child must be proficient with phoneme awareness as I discussed first.  The next floor is decoding and sight words …

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Why does reading aloud help my child to read

Why Does Reading Aloud Help my Child Learn to Read?

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” — Becoming a Nation of Readers a U.S. Department of Education Report, 1985 Why does reading aloud help my child learn to read? The two main doors for words to get into our brain is …

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