Preschool—Learning ABC’s

When you are ready to teach letter names and sounds to your preschool/kinder students, it is nice if you can post large size letters on the wall so your child can look at them frequently.  Just as when teaching colors and shapes, to make it easier for your child, you should post and teach only … Continue reading Preschool—Learning ABC’s

You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 8

Spend a day teaching your child the new letter-sound /d/ that is introduced in this reading lesson. Teach your child to sound out the new word, dog.  This week your child will also learn the sight word “A.”  Sight words are not sounded out. Tell your child this word and that it can look like … Continue reading You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 8

You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 6

This week you will need to teach your child the sound of a new letter, the letter g, a day or two prior to going through this lesson.  Then practice slowly blending the two new words, not and got. Then go through this lesson at a speed that is comfortable for your child.  Next week … Continue reading You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 6

You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 5

Review the lesson from last week, and then practice reading this decodable story. Cover all of the sentences except for the first one with a sheet of paper so your child can only see one line of print at a time.  Move the paper down one line at a time. Remember to move your finger … Continue reading You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 5

You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 4

You have taught your child five letter-sounds and practiced blending words using those sounds. Now it’s time to have a short reading lesson.  Be sure to keep it positive.  If your student forgets a word, no problem, just give a gentle reminder.  Keep the learning positive at all times so your student will want to … Continue reading You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 4

You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 3

This week your child should easily recognize the sounds for these letters: h, p, o, t, and n.  Now you are ready to teach her how to blend these sounds into words. First, review the sounds. Then sound out two letters and blend the two letters together. Finally, add a third letter and blend the … Continue reading You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 3

You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 2

Last week we talked about teaching your child the sounds of the letters of the alphabet.  Your assignment was to teach your kindergarten age child two letter-sounds. This week you will learn how to produce your own letter cards on the computer, and you will teach three new letter-sounds to your child. Make your own … Continue reading You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 2

You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 1

Teaching reading is not difficult if you know what to do. Children are often taught to recognize and name the letters of the alphabet by the time they enter kindergarten or first grade. Children should also learn the sounds of the letters. Unfortunately this is not taught in every reading program, but it is easy … Continue reading You Can Teach Your Child To Read! Week 1