How do you build foundational reading skills? Which strategies help beginning and more experienced readers understand and remember what they read? These articles can help!
Fluency in Reading
How can fluency be improved? The short answer is one word-practice. Find multiple ways to help the reader practice. Reading material that is not difficult for him to read is the first step in finding those creative ways for the student to practice. Don't forget to praise for improvement!
Natural Places to Practice Reading
Each day has opportunities for natural reading. Be alert for them! Teach your children to be active readers in their surroundings. It gives them opportunities to interact with their environment. In addition to improving their reading skills, they will also be more connected to their community.
New Practice Readers Review
The New Practice Readers (NPR) series is described as "America’s Favorite Reading Comprehension Program in Two-Page Lesson Formats of Cross-Curricular Nonfiction Articles." This NPR series helps students improve their comprehension and gives them a chance to develop confidence in their skills.
Reading a Textbook for Information
Try these effective strategies to read a textbook and build reading comprehension skills. This article will give you step-by-step instructions for reading a textbook.
Reading Fluency Practice Strategies
When it comes to reading fluency practice strategies, change your practice methods for the student in order to keep practicing fresh and interesting. Praise often for the progress that the student is making. Don't expect perfection; expect progress.
Reading to Answer Six Important Questions
Reading is a way to entertain ourselves, as well as a way to gather information. When we read, six simple one word questions can help us follow plots and characters, as well as comprehend research and instructions. The next time you sit down to read, ask Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How?
Sightwords Site Review for Sightwords Curriculum
One of the happiest surprises that I've had in a while is finding the sightwords.com website. It is a treasure trove of reading resources that are arranged to be user-friendly. The well-maintained site has flashcard makers and a comprehensive sightwords curriculum that has printable resources.
Sightwords Website Review for Phonemic Awareness Reading Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Reading Site Map
The sightwords.com site is the very best site that I have ever seen for teaching those foundational skills for early reading success. Reviewed are the Phonemic Awareness components of the site, which include Phonemic Awareness Basics, Phonemic Awareness Games, and Phoneme Sound Pronunciation.
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