We have made it to the middle of the year! If you are noticing your student is still struggling to read, take some time to look over these practical and easy strategies that might make all the difference:
- Reading success is based on 5 factors: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Learn more about each factor to gain a better understanding of where exactly your child may be struggling.
- Encourage kids to read anything—even if it isn’t a book. Magazines, comics or websites can engage children, and shows them that computers and iPads aren’t just for games.
- Motivate by making connections to real-world outcomes so children realize reading is more than just a grade. For example, writing a letter to their favorite singer, or to grandma, allows young readers to find meaning in what they are doing.
- Focus on what your child CAN do. Build on his/her strengths. For example, fold spelling into another activity that your child enjoys.