Have children identify different parts of words to
create new words.
Using compound words to help a student break down
Say snowman, now say it again and don’t say snow,
say it again and don’t say man.
Say cupcake, now say it again and don’t say cup, say
it again and don’t say cake.
Encouraging the students to listen closely to the sounds
of each letter.
Trying to help them identify what letters make what
Selecting a book of the child’s interest and reading level
Reading can be difficult for some children. Trying to
find ways to simplify is key. For instance, breaking
words down into syllables, makes it easier for the child
to sound it out.
Also , trying to find the right book for each child is
very important. Just because everyone may be in the
same grade, does not mean they are reading on the
same grade level. Making sure that all students are
comfortable is the teacher’s priority.
Practicing a new word each day.
Build their vocabulary.
Read their word list frequently.
Put words from a past or present book on flash cards
and review often.
Ask the child to write an ending to a story, play or
Build their imagination.
Asking the child to make a prediction from the words
and the pictures.
Holiday breaks are great, but they can also put some
students behind. I think a few easy ways to stay ahead
of the game is to continue reading throughout the
holiday break. For examples, bring your current book
home and continue to read it. Make some flashcards
with some difficult words and practice them each day.
By doing this you will build your vocabulary.
Help students to put common sounds together.
(Pl) is used for the words play and also please.
(Sh) is used for the words shake and should.
Reread easy to read and predictable books together to
Children need to learn independent fluency.
Exposure to the same book for memorization, because
it will make them feel successful.
Some advice for struggling readers, is to remember
how certain syllables sound together, and what letters
made those sounds.
Children also like to win. This gives them confidence.
By doing this, we let students re-read a book until they
know all the words cover to cover, before beginning a
new one. This way, they can read, predict, and use
their imaginations to predict the ending.
Reading is an everyday part of life. I work every single
day with 7th and 8th grade students who can not read. I
believe by showing children simple site words they see
everyday, will build their vocabulary and be successful
readers someday. As teacher’s, it is our job to find the
child’s strength’s and weakness’s so they can build
their confidence. We want our children to persevere
and move through their hardships, and not look back
on the triumphs and failures!
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