Reading Horizons presents:
Four steps to ensure
your child becomes a
successful reader
7 out of 10 students
will learn to read regardless
of the teaching method employed.
Normal Developing Readers
3 will NOT!3...
0
1
2
3
4
5
Consistent Pattern
Dr. Jean Chall, Harvard University
Grade
Level
What About the 30%?
Step 1: Create the Right Environment
Home Library
Cozy atmosphere
Opportunities to Read Aloud
http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-shelves-built-for-tod
Toddler Library
Cozy atmosphere
Cozy environment
• Lighting
• Ventilation
• Reading Position
• Focal Distance
• Distraction
Opportunity to Read Aloud
"If parents understood the huge educational
benefit and intense happiness brought about by
reading aloud to their children...
3 Benefits of Reading Aloud
1. Reading to a child is a positive activity which
helps strengthen the bond between a parent ...
Step 2: Assess the Present Reading
Ability
What is reading fluency?
Types of Assessments
Should I get my child tested?
App...
Reading fluency encompasses the
speed or rate of reading, as well as
the ability to read materials with
expression.
Types of assessments
http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessments/index.aspx
• Word Recognition
• Phonemic awareness
• Mo...
Should I get my child tested?
Cons
•Fear of “label”
•Expensive
•Where to get a test?
Pros
•Diagnosis provides help
by law
...
Appropriate Reading Rates
Reading fluency, as defined by Neil
Anderson, is "reading at an appropriate
rate with adequate c...
Silent Reading Rates
1st grade: 80 wpm
2nd grade: 115 wpm
3rd grade: 138 wpm
4th grade: 158 wpm
5th grade: 173 wpm
6th gra...
Step 3: Make a Plan
1. Understanding the Big Picture
2. Choosing Core Curriculum
3. How to Help a Struggling Reader
Understand the Big Picture
What is my role as the parent?
“There is no school equal to a
decent home and no
teacher equal to a virtuous
parent.”
- Ghandi
Words matter.
They make us aware, they cause
us to think, to feel emotion, to
react, to care or not to care.
For this is the
way babies know
they are the
most important
thing in the
world.
Learning language and
communication skills.
Think outside the box
Ways to express
Songs can teach about sounds
“Use your
words”
Choosing Core Curriculum
1. Learn what the school is using
2. Homeschool or supplementing school
should include:
• Direct ...
Word attack skills
• Phonemic Awareness
• Alphabet Sounds
• Letter Blends
• Vowel Combinations
• Plurals
• Phonetic Skills...
Struggling Reader
• Is it Dyslexia?
• Dyslexia Assessment
http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessme
Knopf Publishing, New York (2003)
ISBN: 0-375-40012-5
Overcoming Dyslexia
by Dr. Sally Shaywitz
Tips for choosing reading materials:
• Text needs to be simple enough
• Options
• 10-15 min. segments
Proper intervention ...
Step 4: Provide Reading Activities
*Reading aloud to
your child
*Listen to your
child read aloud
Access Resources
*Provide Spontaneous Activities
*Visit the library
*Magazine Subscription
*Recipe Book
*How-To Books
*Com...
Access Resources
*Letter-writing
*Bookstore visits
*Book club
*Read book before movie
*Board games
*Safe Internet Sites
*C...
Life Long Learning
Conclusion
• Create the right environment
• Assess reading ability
• Make a reading plan
• Provide activities
www.ReadingHorizonsAtHome.com
jeri@ReadingHorizons.com
Please visit:
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  • Sometimes teaching your child to read may seem scary. Or if you notice your child has symptoms of being a struggling reader that can be even scarier. That is why today we will be share 4 easy steps to keep in mind to ensure your child will become a successful reader.
  • This is the 30% that, if not taught explicit, systematic phonics, will never become fluent and accurate readers. Dr. Jean Chall, professor emeritus at Harvard University School of Education, said that 30% of students will memorize words up to the 4th grade and then level off. This becomes a consistent pattern with these types of students. They will not advance unless they are explicitly taught word attack skills.
  • Sometimes teaching your child to read may seem scary. Or if you notice your child has symptoms of being a struggling reader that can be even scarier. That is why today we will be share 4 easy steps to keep in mind to ensure your child will become a successful reader.
  • There is such diversity in preparation bringing a child to the point of learning to read. This is the biggest challenge for schools. Some children have very limited experience and underdeveloped vocabularies. Other children may have vast experience already in their young lives with exposure to a wide vocabulary. As many of you listening to this webinar are homeschoolers, that fact probably gives you an advantage, because you can customize your plan to your own child.
  • From her research, Dr. Shaywitz has produced an incredibly valuable book called Overcoming Dyslexia that is highly recommended if you have interest in this topic.
  • Four Steps To Help Your Child Become A Successful Reader

    1. 1. Reading Horizons presents: Four steps to ensure your child becomes a successful reader
    2. 2. 7 out of 10 students will learn to read regardless of the teaching method employed. Normal Developing Readers 3 will NOT!3 will NOT!
    3. 3. 0 1 2 3 4 5 Consistent Pattern Dr. Jean Chall, Harvard University Grade Level What About the 30%?
    4. 4. Step 1: Create the Right Environment Home Library Cozy atmosphere Opportunities to Read Aloud
    5. 5. http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/03/book-shelves-built-for-tod Toddler Library
    6. 6. Cozy atmosphere
    7. 7. Cozy environment • Lighting • Ventilation • Reading Position • Focal Distance • Distraction
    8. 8. Opportunity to Read Aloud
    9. 9. "If parents understood the huge educational benefit and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent—and every adult caring for a child—read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation." -Mem Fox author Reading Magic
    10. 10. 3 Benefits of Reading Aloud 1. Reading to a child is a positive activity which helps strengthen the bond between a parent and a child. 2. Reading to a child teaches a child that the parent values reading and creates positive reinforcement for the child to enjoy and engage in reading. 3. Reading to a child increases a child’s understanding of the rules and sounds in the English language.
    11. 11. Step 2: Assess the Present Reading Ability What is reading fluency? Types of Assessments Should I get my child tested? Appropriate Reading Rates Silent vs. Oral
    12. 12. Reading fluency encompasses the speed or rate of reading, as well as the ability to read materials with expression.
    13. 13. Types of assessments http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessments/index.aspx • Word Recognition • Phonemic awareness • Most common word • Word segmentation
    14. 14. Should I get my child tested? Cons •Fear of “label” •Expensive •Where to get a test? Pros •Diagnosis provides help by law •Understand solution
    15. 15. Appropriate Reading Rates Reading fluency, as defined by Neil Anderson, is "reading at an appropriate rate with adequate comprehension" (Anderson, 2008, p. 3). What is an “appropriate rate?”
    16. 16. Silent Reading Rates 1st grade: 80 wpm 2nd grade: 115 wpm 3rd grade: 138 wpm 4th grade: 158 wpm 5th grade: 173 wpm 6th grade: 185 wpm 7th grade: 195 wpm 8th grade: 204 wpm 9th grade: 214 wpm 10th grade: 224 wpm 11th grade: 237 wpm 12th grade: 250 wpm College or University: 280 wpm Oral Reading Rates 1st grade: 53 wpm 2nd grade: 89 wpm 3rd grade: 107 wpm 4th grade: 123 wpm 5th grade: 139 wpm 6th grade: 150 wpm 7th grade: 150 wpm 8th grade: 151 wpm
    17. 17. Step 3: Make a Plan 1. Understanding the Big Picture 2. Choosing Core Curriculum 3. How to Help a Struggling Reader
    18. 18. Understand the Big Picture What is my role as the parent?
    19. 19. “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” - Ghandi
    20. 20. Words matter. They make us aware, they cause us to think, to feel emotion, to react, to care or not to care.
    21. 21. For this is the way babies know they are the most important thing in the world.
    22. 22. Learning language and communication skills. Think outside the box Ways to express
    23. 23. Songs can teach about sounds
    24. 24. “Use your words”
    25. 25. Choosing Core Curriculum 1. Learn what the school is using 2. Homeschool or supplementing school should include: • Direct Instruction • Independent Work • Computer Time (optional)
    26. 26. Word attack skills • Phonemic Awareness • Alphabet Sounds • Letter Blends • Vowel Combinations • Plurals • Phonetic Skills • Suffixes • Murmur Diphthongs and Digraphs • Word Decoding Skills • Multi-syllabic Words
    27. 27. Struggling Reader • Is it Dyslexia? • Dyslexia Assessment http://athome.readinghorizons.com/assessme
    28. 28. Knopf Publishing, New York (2003) ISBN: 0-375-40012-5 Overcoming Dyslexia by Dr. Sally Shaywitz
    29. 29. Tips for choosing reading materials: • Text needs to be simple enough • Options • 10-15 min. segments Proper intervention is needed before more reading becomes a useful practice. Learning Disabilities 101
    30. 30. Step 4: Provide Reading Activities *Reading aloud to your child *Listen to your child read aloud
    31. 31. Access Resources *Provide Spontaneous Activities *Visit the library *Magazine Subscription *Recipe Book *How-To Books *Comic Books *Journals
    32. 32. Access Resources *Letter-writing *Bookstore visits *Book club *Read book before movie *Board games *Safe Internet Sites *Car Games
    33. 33. Life Long Learning
    34. 34. Conclusion • Create the right environment • Assess reading ability • Make a reading plan • Provide activities
    35. 35. www.ReadingHorizonsAtHome.com jeri@ReadingHorizons.com Please visit:

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