Homeschooling your children can be a challenge, finding resources to support reading skills can equally be challenging. One practical way to help them learn to read is through local libraries. A trip to the library can provide books and other reading materials for your homeschool children. This way, they can practice and perfect their reading […]
Learning to read
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
Comprehension is the prize to reading. When learning to read, why are we taught the sounds in our language, and how to manipulate them (phoneme awareness)? Why are we taught to match the letters of the alphabet and their sounds and put them together into words (phonics)? Why are we taught to identify ‘sight’ words?
Sight Words and Symbol Imagery – Learning How to Read The top 10 sight words that every child should know and instantly identify by end of kindergarten: the of and a to in is you that it These are the top 10 sight words that every child should know to be able to effectively read
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
“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