Tag Archives: improve reading results

Improve Reading with Experiences

Teaching children to read should be fun, BUT, unfortunately, this is not the experience of most parents.  I can still remember, with horror, the tension that surrounded my efforts to get my boys to practise their reading…there was no enjoyment!!!!  It was painful to say the least.  Thank God they had great teachers!!!!  I hope […]

How Poor Reading and Writing Impacts on Self-Esteem

How poor reading and writing impacts on self-esteem is rarely spoken about. We continuously discuss poor results and underestimate what happens to the student emotionally and socially. These areas are vital to the student’s future.  What is self-esteem? Self -esteem is how we feel about ourselves or the worth or the value we place on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Phonological Awareness to Phonics-Get it Right

                                                                                 KEEP DRIVING READING UPWARDS Recently, I wrote an article about interpreting pictures as a preparation for learning to read. I emphasized in this article the link between the words and the picture. The words tell about the picture and the picture tells about the words.  I want to show the same relationship […]

How to Improve Results in Reading and Spelling

       GET YOUR TENTACLES INTO SUPPORTING CHILDREN IN LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE  We are always looking for ways to improve results. There are some basic principles that will improve results in any area. As an example, I am going to use a small remediation group of aged nine and ten children that I […]

Phonics for Reading

                                                                   For years I have been concerned about the overuse of eye memory (visual memory) as opposed to ear memory (auditory memory). This does not mean that I don’t believe that visual memory is important, it is, BUT the fact of the matter is that visual memory begins to collapse if it is […]

Phonics is FUN

                                                                 Can you work out the code in the shells above? This is what Phonics can be like when children are learning to read. Working out how to work out the abstract code of symbols (letters) and the sounds that they make (Phonics) can be challenging for some children. Just as you […]

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