From Phonics Instruction to Reading Words—Bridging the Gap

If you have been teaching your child the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they represent, then your child should be prepared to learn to read, right? Then when you proceed to the next step—blending the sounds together—some kids just don’t seem to get it. What if your child doesn’t seem to understand the … Continue reading From Phonics Instruction to Reading Words—Bridging the Gap

Teaching Beginning Reading – Reading Comprehension

What is reading comprehension? Reading comprehension means that students comprehend or understand the meaning of what they are reading.  This is why we read in the first place—so that we can learn about something from someone who is not physically present—through the medium of print.  How do we teach reading comprehension?  When teaching beginning readers, … Continue reading Teaching Beginning Reading – Reading Comprehension

What Is A Good Reading Program—How Should We Teach Reading?

Landmark research was conducted on reading instruction by The National Reading Panel from 1997-2000.  Their job was to analyze the research on reading and to discover what was most effective in teaching children to read. This study resulted in the Report of The National Reading Panel, Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the … Continue reading What Is A Good Reading Program—How Should We Teach Reading?