March 22, 2022
This is part two in the blog of learning to read.
I think there are two very good ways to teach reading so that the kids can pick it up quickly.
1. The first thing I really liked was the book How to Teach your Children to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. This is a very easy book that doesn't take a lot of preparation time for the teacher. The teacher however does need to sit down with their children everyday(so the child doesn't forget what he has learned) to teach through this book. The lessons don't take very long to do. I actually started Missy on this book before we ever started school officially. I think it gave us a jump start.
2. The other thing I think really helps is to use flash cards. On these flash cards I would put the simple words that are often used in reading. Words such as: then, where, what, this, those, and, but, for, etc. In using these words as flash words the children become very familiar with them and they 'know' a few words when they come to them and don't have to sound them out. It makes reading much easier for the student thus encouraging them in their reading. (See part one of this blog for teaching/learning flash cards.)
Then..... I think it is important to teach phonics in some form. There are many books available out there. The reason for this is it teaches them how to sound out harder words and it teaches them also spelling if they know the phonics rules.
We want our children to be successful in the learning and these are a couple of my ideas! Hope they help!