Hi moms, today we’ll talk about Teaching Reading Strategies. Most parents, at one time or another, frets on the education and the development of their children. Many concerned parents research and seek information on the topic of teaching children to read and write. I for starters, am glad to see so many parents wanting to have an early on start because of their children in reading and writing, because studies show that developing these abilities early on before entering school provides numerous benefits and advantages later on as the little one progresses through school.
More worrisome ought to be the fact that over one third, 38% to be exact, of grade 4 students cannot even achieve a simple amount of reading ability based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). That is an alarming statistic. Will your youngster become one of the 38% who cannot reach basic reading achievement by grade 4? For many children, this poor ability to read could be easily prevented with early phonemic awareness teaching.
Reading must begin early in living of a kid, whether it is just an alphabet letter, a phrase, a word, a paragraph, or even a story. Teaching children how to see must begin in the beginning, and children should come in contact with books, stories, rhymes, and be read to on an everyday basis. Children as young as 2 years old can learn to learn in the event that you teach them to see with the proper instructions. Please watch the video below of a 2 year 11 months old reading randomly constructed sentences.
As Lida Williams said, almost 100 years back:
Phonics isn’t a method of teaching reading, nonetheless it is a necessary part of each good, modern method. It’s the key to word mastery, and word mastery is one of many first essentials in learning to read. A understanding of the sounds of letters, and of the effectation of the position of the letter upon its sound, is an important method of mastering the mechanics of reading, and of enabling children to become independent readers.
100 years later, this still holds true. There is a huge great debate on which approach to teaching is better to show children how to learn: whether phonics or the entire language method is better. The complete language learning to read method is more of a “word memorization” plan, where a kid is supposed to memorize the “shape” of the term, and say it.
It is important to tell apart the difference between phonological awareness and phonemic awareness.Phonological awareness is very broad, and includes phonemic awareness as a subscription category. Phonemic awareness is very narrow, and it’s only dedicated to the phonemes, which are the average person sounds of letters. There are no shortage of studies which may have repeatedly found and figured teaching phonemic awareness to small children produces exceptional reading and spelling abilities. You are able to learn more about research on phonemic awareness here.
The complete language method simply expects a child to “read” when presented reading material, and by memorizing sight words. The phonics method is really a bottom up approach where you teach children to learn in a logical and sequential order. You first teach children the alphabet letters and the sounds they represent; then you teach children to mix (or blend) various letter sounds together to form words; which can be then accompanied by reading sentences and simple stories. This can be a logical progression for children learning how to read, where they develop accuracy in decoding words and pronouncing words. This process of teaching also helps the kid to spell correctly.
There’s without doubt that phonics and phonemic awareness instruction could be the superior method to instruct children just how to read. We have successfully used phonemic awareness instructions to teach our children at age 2 to learn words, sentences, paragraphs, and simple story books. Thanks for reading this article about Teaching Reading Strategies and see you next time. If you wish to learn about our simple, step-by-step method to teach your children to see and write, please click below: