Teaching How to Read- Raising a Reader
Please follow THIS LINK to read the enlarged infographic on Raising Readers provided byStudydog.com . This infographic displays how combining phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension make produce the most successful readers. They have so many wonderful educational resources- and this one specifically discuses the advantages and alternatives to phonics. Thank you Studydog.com !
Here are some of the main points that the infographic gives:
– there are both pros and cons of teaching reading through phonics
– when helping/teaching your child to read, use as many strategies and techniques as possible
– read words slowly, stretch them out for your child to hear them
– read aloud to your child as often as you can
– have your child read aloud, it forces them to go slower and therefore give them time process what is being read
– help your learner build their vocabulary by using everyday things (label things around the house, vividly describe colors and textures)
– find good books that help with phonetics (The Bob Books, Go Dog Go, Amelia Bedelia)
– begin at an early age
– read interesting stories
– show children exactly how to sound out words
Wow, there is a lot of information! My suggestion? Start by just giving your child access to books- read to them, have them retell you to story, have them look at the pictures… Really, just READ!