Saturday, March 1, 2014

Getting the Most out of Daily Reading with Less Fuss and More Enjoyment

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Is reading a challenge for your student?

Helping make reading at home easier is going to "pay off" as they get older. The reading gets harder as kids get older.

Most students are required to do daily reading. Usually, this is "free reading" or reading for AR (Accelerated Reading) tests.

For slow or struggling readers, what is supposed to be an enjoyable activity can turn out to be very stressful.

Below is a simple technique that takes the pressure off of the student, while exposing him (or her) to books he really wants to read.

Here's to making this the best school year ever.

Getting the Most out of Daily Reading with Less Fuss and More Enjoyment

Have your student use his finger to point under each word as you, the parent, points above each word. Read the passage slowly but fluently together. If the student doesn't know a word, be sure (s)he says it correctly after you say it.

When you get to a punctuation mark, just tap twice.

This strategy takes the stress off of your student while giving him the opportunity to see, hear, say, and touch each word accurately.

This technique has been proven to improve reading comprehension with just 10 minutes a day of practice!

When students get comfortable with this technique, they can use it for studying and test taking by pointing to each word as they orally or mentally say it, tapping twice at punctuation.

This simple little technique increases accuracy and attention to words and meanings. Give it a try for a few days and watch the improvement.

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