Ask Lorraine a question or feel free to join in on the You Can Teach Someone to Read conversation.READ MORE
Lorraine’s Response: A major key in your comment is “she understands English”. That needs to occur first if possible. It takes much longer to teach both understanding and learning English at the same time. I do just that, however. I’ll share this story. This activity was a good one for bonding with my student and motivating her.READ MORE
Lorraine’s Response: Yes, it is still taught, but is sometimes using a method called Whole Language. Research indicates that phonics is an important skill, but that children also need exposure to books as well. I personally believe phonics provide a strong foundation for reading success and should be taught systematically, building the blocks necessary for a good foundation. I alsoREAD MORE
Lorraine’s Response: Obviously, she likes activity and challenges. She may be doing more reading than you think. I’m going to suggest you talk about the subject with her. Let her know you are proud of her reading grades, but concerned about the amount of time she reads. Listen to her response. After talking about it, offer a challenge something like this: For 3 days, we will eachREAD MORE
Lorraine’s Response: His teacher gave you good advice but you can do even more. It is time to identify what the specific problems are. While waiting for the book, here are some suggestions for you:
When selecting books for him to read to you, choose topics that interest him. Ask a librarian to help you find ones written at a second grade level.
Lorraine’s Response: Even though I don’t know about the percentage, I definitely agree that by identifying and remediating problems in the early grades most reading problems can be overcome. I also think communication and co-operation between school and parents is of high importance. I also like to include the student when goals and plans for remediation are made andREAD MORE
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