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It is so exciting when your child begins to read! As a parent of a beginning reader, it's important to understand that your child is starting to put it all together. Be sure to support your child's reading efforts in a very positive way, and check out the helpful tips below on how to help your beginning reader.
A beginning reader can name the letters in the alphabet and can tell you many of the letter sounds. They can also understand the concept of what a “word” is, and recognize a few words within a text or from a list. A beginning reader is also starting to point out the first and last sound of a word when trying to spell.
When reading with a beginning reader, it is important to keep in mind to model following the words with your finger from left to right as you read them. Your beginning reader will do the same thing for awhile. It is also very important to practice patience! Beginning readers will read slowly, so give your child time to decode the words. If your child gets stuck on a word, prompt them to look at the first letter of the word and make the letter's sound.
When your child is finished with a book, be sure to talk about what happened in the story, and let them know how proud you are of their efforts! Spending quality time sharing a book with your child is one of the best gifts you can give them, and one they will treasure for a lifetime.
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The foundational building blocks of learning how to read for most pre-school and kindergarten age children has incorporated some form of memorization using outdated technology and methods with “sight word” recall tactics. While that is not always a bad way to teach children how to read, it does not help your child with the fundamental understanding of phonics and the skills that are necessary in order to master decoding strategies that will transform their ability to comprehend from the time they start to learn to read and beyond. The literacy stats don't lie. In the USA when 5th graders were tested, the average score for 2016 study found an average of 44% reading proficiency. Clearly something is wrong.
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