One frequently asked question I tend to have by clients and friends with children is, “How do I help a struggling reader?” Or better yet, “How do I help my struggling reader succeed at home?” This seems to be the central question on the minds of those who have children or grandchildren who are trying to “survive” in the classroom, as well as during homework time.
How to Make Learning to Read Easier [What’s the Secret?]
If you’re struggling to help your child learn to read, you’re not alone. Learning to read is pretty much the basis of everything else we learn to do, and for many kids, it’s extremely challenging. I would like to share reasons for why I am a firm believer in using phonics to teach children to read, and also give you some ideas for how to teach phonics the easy way! So…what’s the secret? I’ll share this a little later in this post:)
Welcome back! I’m hoping that if you’re reading this, you have already tried some of the reading strategies that I listed in a few of my previous posts. Hopefully, your child is beginning to develop a love for reading, even if it is only in the beginning stages!
Today, I would like to share with you reasons for why fluency is critical to reading. According to resources.fueleducation.com, being able to read fluently is extremely critical to reading comprehension, and I couldn’t agree more!
Just like with everything we learn to do in life, this is how reading starts. Kids have to put one foot in front of the other, and continue to move forward! This is the only way to succeed, and I promise you that it will be worthwhile in the long-run!
How My First Grade Teacher Made Reading With Phonics More Exciting
When I was in the first grade, my teacher taught our class how to read using the phonetic approach. Reading quickly became my favorite subject! It seemed fun and easy! I mastered the art of breaking words apart, sounding them out, and putting them back together until I no longer needed to do this.