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"I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way... " From, The Greatest Love of All, George Benson Foundations of good reading among children are the same regardless of their gender, background or special learning needs.In other words, all children use the same processes in learning to read. Some children may be slow readers while others may be fast absorbers but all of them can ultimately master the same basic skills for fluency and co
Teachers are often faced with students who struggle when it comes to reading comprehension and fluency. There are a myriad of books on the subject of bringing your students to a higher level of comprehension and fluency, but most classroom teachers do not have a lot of time to read outside of grading papers, parent conferences, professional development requirements, administrative duties, extra-curricular duties, oh and teaching students for hours every day. The following is a list of strategies that teachers can stick on their desk for quick reference on ideas for reading strategies.
Time and time again through the years I have encountered kids who struggle to read, who hate reading and perhaps for that very reason are disillusioned with school in general, yet when they find themselves with a part in the show, the script they are given to read and memorize never leaves their side. The opportunity to be in a show sometimes provides the best - often the first - real motivation for a young actors to voluntarily pick up a book and read...thei
Sometimes it's tempting to think that a person's favorite book is the secret to unlocking his character. That's what makes Who Reads What -- a directory of celebrities' favorite books assembled over a twenty-year period by Glenna Nowell of the tiny Gardiner (Maine) Public Library -- so immensely fascinating. Sometimes the books seem to confirm exactly what we think we already know about their readers.
Today the term dyslexia is frequently used to refer to a "normal" child or adult who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest. Instead of getting involved in the wrangling over a definition, one could simply use the "symptoms" below as an indication that a child has a reading problem and therefore needs help.
While it is true that children spend a significant portion of their day with their teachers, it is often their parents who wield more power to encourage them to read. However, a lot of parents are unclear as to how they can achieve this.