Reading Readiness: Physiological and Psychological Aspects “Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” -JunnieArmel T. Salud Far Eastern University-Manila
Keep in mind: “The goal of reading is not just for a child to distinguish the sounds of the letters, or to comprehend in the given text, but it must be a combination of the two.” Aural/Oral + Comprehension
Reading Readiness... Reading readiness skills are those abilities necessary for a person to begin the process of learning to read. This includes: -phonemic awareness/ alphabetic principle -teaching a child how to handle a book properly -Understanding and interpreting illustrations/ Visual discrimination
Controversy over “whole language” vs“phonics”
How do you know if a child is ready to read? -Curiosity -Imitation -Attempting to sound-out the words
3 levels of Comprehension: Reading the lines Reading between the lines Reading beyond the lines literal Inferential Critical / Creative
Activities to help develop children’s reading skills... Read to your pupils as much as you can. Provide your pupils with a variety of interactive activities. Teach your pupils the letters of the alphabet. Teach sight words - a few at a time. (DOLCH’S LIST) After your child knows most of the sounds of the alphabet, begin to teach blending. Practice making new words by substituting one letter for another (cat, rat, bat). Teach letter combinations such as ck and th.
Determine reading level and practice the phonics that they have learned.