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Improve Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

                    How to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension is vital to academic success. Comprehension is what reading is all about, so it follows that knowing the meaning of words helps understanding. In this blog I will write about the impact of vocabulary knowledge on reading and three simple strategies that will improve vocabulary in […]

Is Your Child’s Vocabulary Causing Poor Reading Comprehension?

There are two areas of reading that need to be fixed before Year Four, accuracy and comprehension. Some children have problems with accuracy or comprehension others have problems in both areas. That is why it is extremely important to have a professional check the extent of reading difficulties. Accuracy is the ability to read words […]

EARLY READING STRATEGIES

                                                                        With National testing implemented in Australia there is an ever increasing interest in results. Economically the future of our country is at risk if the outcome of this testing is not investigated and successful intervention and extension harnessed to drive improved teaching and learning. The emphasis in this article is on reading and early […]

FIX READING BEFORE YEAR FOUR

                                                              INTRODUCTION   Fix reading problems before Year Four or suffer  academically for years until the reading gap is closed.This is a sentence that no child deserves.Learning to read is a complex skill where problem solving unlocks words that are unknown. Little children use some known words, prior knowledge, picture skills, beginning sounds and oral language […]

Improve Reading Results with Holiday Experiences

                                                                                 INTRODUCTION Improve reading results with holiday experiences that are enjoyable and take no  extra time at all. Over the holidays I am spending quality time with my grandchildren at the Sunshine Coast. My grand daughters are at the age when you can thoroughly enjoy the experience. Our first outing was to a restaurant at […]

Reading Problems Turned Around

                 Accurate Assessment Reading problems can be turned around given time and the right support. Recently, I tested a student who was substituting words in a reading passage. Probably, these errors were overlooked because the teacher was more concerned with children who were reading well below the age level. But when I looked beyond […]

Reading with Boys Needs Short, Focused Lessons

          READING WITH BOYS  Short Focused Sessions  Reading with boys needs short, focused lessons to help them engage. Boys reading is a hot topic namely, because there are more boys in reading intervention than girls. Boys generally, take longer to mature than girls.They would rather be out playing, riding bikes and kicking footballs . However, once engaged, boys can move along […]

Improve Reading Skills

                                             Reading is a complex task that needs to be broken down into its individual components for students to learn effectively. To improve reading and the underlying reading skills is to bring joy to the face and heart of a child. But, in order to improve reading skills, explicit teaching, consistency and practice must  be addressed. […]

Teach Your Child to Read Quickly

Previous reading blogs have been written to prepare your child for reading. I have discussed experiences, oral language, concepts of print, picture interpretation and phonics. Today I am going to show you a strategy that will rapidly improve reading success. Your child will improve reading results at a pace that you won’t believe possible. It […]

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