How Reading Aloud Increases Comprehension

Posted on May 25 2017  

Reading aloud can provide children with an opportunity to learn phrasing of sentences and develop fluency in English. It also helps to increase a child’s interest in reading and nurture his creativity. When a child reads aloud, his comprehension skills automatically improve as he gains knowledge about phonics and word building. However, the process should only be carried under supervision to ensure that the child gains the maximum benefit out of it.

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The students you care for have various challenges and the budget to address those challenges is hardly unlimited. You need the most effective tools for your money to ensure the integrity of your educational program.

See-N-Read® Reading Tools are your patented (U.S. Patent 7,954,444) solution to assist children with reading challenges. Through years of research and careful testing, our dedicated learning specialists have created tools that are proven to help children with difficult read...

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Homeschoolers are often proficient readers, simply because of the one on one attention and wealth of resources. There are a few common errors made by homeschool parents when it comes to reading; these are easily corrected in most cases. High expectations, or pushing for too much, too soon can make a child that is progressing beautifully feel like they are not “getting it” quickly enough, despite their promising progress.

Trying to adhere to a strict school schedule can also cause yo...

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According to the experts at Reading Rockets, it is estimated that about 10 million children worldwide experience some degree of difficulty when learning to read. However, roughly 90 percent of those kids eventually overcome their struggles altogether – provided they receive the appropriate type of training at an early age.

This tells us a number of fascinating things. For starters, there is no "one size fits all" approach to reading. Different kids always learn in different ways. Beyo...

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Signs Of A Reading Problem

Posted on Apr 18 2017  

As a parent, you need to be very observant to realize if your child has a reading problem at an early age. If your child finds it difficult to join the sounds in words or struggles with word games or rhyming words; chances are that he has a reading problem. It is essential to monitor him at an early stage and improve his reading skills so that such difficulties don’t get stuck with him throughout his life.

Some of the most common signs of a reading problem include:

Trying to pronou...

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Dyslexia vs. Struggling to Read Correctly

Posted on Apr 11 2017  

Kids struggle with reading for a variety of reasons, from difficulties with processing to attention issues like ADHD that prevent a child from truly focusing on the task at hand. Understanding which issue is triggering the difficulty can help you come up with strategies that help the struggling reader succeed and make the most of their abilities.

If you suspect that a disability like dyslexia is involved, it is important to encourage the child’s family to seek out an evaluation by a...

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Strong vocabulary is a prerequisite for cultivating a lifetime of love for reading and learning. A child with a solid vocabulary will enjoy reading and have a better understanding of the written expression. It is thus essential for parents to assist their children in learning new words on a daily basis. Nowadays, there are a number of physical tools that can be used to build vocabulary and improve reading skills.

Below are some tips that can help to build your child’s vocabulary:

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There is much more involved in vision than just being able to see words or pictures. The brain must also coordinate eye movements so both eyes see the same thing at once, perform complex activities like interpreting forms and perceiving spatial relations, plus be able to identify different parts that make up a whole. These examples offer a clearer idea of how visual processing works. Each day, students are bombarded with complex visual data to sort out: images, numbers or words and so on. Chi...

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Literacy, at its core, is about more than just being able to read and write. It's also about being able to understand what you're reading. Part of this has to do with retention - you may understand all of the words in the previous sentence, but if they seemingly evaporate from your brain soon after you read them as if they were never there, did you really get any value out of reading them at all?

Many students across the country have difficulties with reading retention, which ultimatel...

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How To Improve Your Spelling Skills

Posted on Feb 22 2017  

Some spellings have always been tough to remember due to their contradictions and exceptions. While certain words have silent letters, others are spelled differently in spite of having the same pronunciation, which may cause confusion.

If you find it difficult to spell certain words correctly, you may use the following tricks to sharpen your skills:

Learn the rules – English language comprises of words with different pronunciations and writing styles. You may not be able to reme...

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When a child has difficulty reading, it's important to understand that it isn't necessarily because they're not reading fast enough or they're having a hard time discerning the meaning of the words. Oftentimes, issues develop with the physical act of reading itself. Kids can have a hard time staying on the proper line as their eyes move across a paragraph (thus changing the order of the words), or may accidentally switch words around in their heads.

This "Language" barrier (that is to s...

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As a classroom teacher, you know how important reading is to the success of your students. For those that struggle with this skill, though, the causes might not be as clear. Some of the most common reasons that make it difficult for youngsters to read include:

1. Attention-deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

A brain-based condition, attention-deficit disorder (ADD) is the most common one identified in children. Its core symptom is a lack of focus th...

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How To Overcome Distractions While Reading

Posted on Jan 26 2017  

Good reading skills can be beneficial in all spheres of life. Whether you are a student or a professional, it is common to face distractions while reading. A peaceful and conducive environment can help to concentrate better. Let’s take a look at some other tips which can help to overcome distractions while reading:

Set the place

It is very important to choose a right place as it can affect the reading speed. You may like to read in your room but you can easily get distracted by ...

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Helping Your Child With Spelling

Posted on Dec 16 2016  

Many children struggle with spelling. This is a common cause of poor performance on school tests. While some kids merely memorize words, others may find it nearly impossible to learn spelling in the first place because they don't have a learning strategy. Thus, to improve the child’s spelling, parents must devote extra time at home and make efforts to identify more effective learning techniques.

The Need To Spell Correctly

Knowing how to spell different words correctly can impro...

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Tips To Improve Your Online Reading Skills

Posted on Nov 22 2016  

Reading is a great activity that not only enhances knowledge and uplifts mood but also improves concentration. People who start reading at an early age develop analytical thinking skills that greatly helps their decision making abilities later in life. It also helps to improve vocabulary and enables readers to gain a better understanding about the topic.

Nowadays, the internet has brought the library into our pockets. You can scroll through a list of e-books by any writer in a variety o...

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If your child has problem in reading, it can not only affect his academic performance but also lower his self-confidence. It is necessary to understand the cause behind the reading difficulties in kids to figure out ways to overcome them and improve reading skills.

Here are a few reasons which can cause difficulties in reading among children:

Dyslexia: This is one of the most common learning disabilities. Kids with Dyslexia face difficulty in recognizing letters and the sounds associ...

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Read Faster With See-N-Read Reading Tools

Posted on Sep 14 2016  

Reading fast is not just about improving speed to save time and skim the content. It involves reading fluently while being able to comprehend and retain the information for a longer period of time. Speed reading not only facilitates academic success, but also helps an individual in his personal and professional life.

See-N-Read Reading Tools are designed to help readers improve fluency and ensure smooth line-to-line transitions without stopping. The reading strip, ReadBar™, consists...

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Learning disabilities are neurological problems that can make it difficult for the children to acquire simple skills such as reading and writing. They can also have an impact on the manner in which the child organizes and retrieves information. These days, many assistive reading tools are available to help children with learning disabilities. These tools allow them to read fluently and more accurately reducing distractions on the page.

Listed below are some signs that may indicate you...

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Reading fluency is an essential skill which can be inculcated by using various techniques. It can not only help you comprehend information, but also manage time in a better way. Whether you are a student or professional, having good reading skills can be beneficial for you in the long run.  

Here are a few techniques which can improve reading speed and comprehension:

Skim material for main ideas: You should scan the outline of the content to get an idea about the information. This w...

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ReadBar™ Reading Strip - The Benefits

Posted on Jun 13 2016  

Children with learning disabilities often find it difficult to concentrate and keep a track on page while reading, which in turn affects their reading speed as well as fluency. Children who have Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD or those who tend to skip word or lines while reading can greatly benefit from reading strips. These are practical assistive tools aimed at improving the ability of the readers to see, focus and retain any information that they read.

See-N-Read Reading Tools are resear...

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Fluency Interventions: Tips For Teachers

Posted on Mar 17 2016  

Fluency is one of the most critical components required for an efficient reading. It not only refers to the ability to read quickly, but also accurately and with the right expression. A fluent reader can easily comprehend the content being read and remember it for a longer period of time. Therefore, reading fluency is important for a child’s academic success.

Here are some fluency intervention tips to help teachers develop read...

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Good reading comprehension is essential for success in both academics and everyday life. It helps students understand and retain any information while reading. Improving reading comprehension essentially encompasses three different aspects, pre-reading tasks, reading strategies and post-reading, to efficiently store information into the long-term memory.

Here are some effective strategies that can help to improve reading comprehension:

Form Connections: Before starting to read the te...

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When reading any given content, our eyes must make small stops after a few words along the sentence. However, struggling readers tend to make many more stops, thereby, reducing their reading speed and inhibiting comprehension.  Contrasting font and background colors can make it difficult for them to focus and track smooth line transitions. Reading strips are practical assistive tools that can help students to better visualize, concentrate and retain the informati...

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Good reading skills are important elements of every child’s academic achievement. Without them, the children would not be able to understand what they read, leading to a decrease in self-confidence and lack of interest in studies. It is essential that these skills are nurtured during the learning years so that they are able to develop a love of reading.

Here are some tips that can help to improve reading skills in young children:

Reading Interesting Content: If a child has interest...

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Reading skills are an essential component that allows students to make the most out of their academic education. It allows them to analyze any given information beyond simple comprehension, such that it can be retained for years and applied in real world setting. Though elementary level students need to develop a strong foundation for reading skills, elderly children should constantly reinforce this knowledge and utilize it in daily life.

Hera are some classroom strategies teachers shou...

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Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often face difficulty with reading comprehension. Maintaining attention span is important to direct intellectual focus on a stimulus, recognize and decode words as well as retain information in long term memory. Deficits in attention imply inability to store and retrieve the information being read. Children with ADHD find it difficult to control attention, thereby, have trouble in understanding the text, interlinking the context an...

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Reading skills are one of the most essential principles of learning. With fine reading skills, a child will be better able to understand the subject taught at school and improve academic grades. It is important that these skills are inculcated in the child right from his early school years. However, after struggling to read all day in the school, children might resist learning at home. This can be avoided by introducing some strategies that can instigate their interest in reading and encourage t...

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Developing reading comprehension skills involves a lot of practice. Though the basic elements of reading, word recognition, phonetic awareness and fluency, can be easily mastered, comprehension is essential to understand any given content. It allows students to read actively, understand what is happening, predict what might occur, relate to characters and apply the learnt knowledge into real life experiences.

Here are some tips that can help teachers improve reading comprehension in stu...

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Reading involves more than just identifying and decoding words. It is important that students develop fluency in order to be a successful reader. It helps them read accurately at a definite pace along with the proper expression of words. A fluent reader will also be able to comprehend and memorize any text better. Here are some effective reading fluency intervention tips for students:

Model Fluent Reading: In order to be a fluent reader, students must be aware of the essential components ...

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Strategies For Developing Reading Fluency

Posted on Sep 18 2015  

A lot of students struggle with reading fluently or maintaining place on a page. Reading efficiency can be assessed by the clarity and ability to read aloud along with expressions and understanding of the text. Various tools and tips can assist in enhancing the reading fluency of a child and also develop interest in reading. Some of these have been discussed below:

Exemplify fluent reading: In order to read fluently, children must listen and understand the sound of pronounced words. The te...

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Learning to Read with My Brain

Posted on Sep 10 2015  

                                                                                  

An informational blog for parents, teachers, students and those interested in current trends in thinking and learning  Blog Focus: A Year in the Life of a First Grader (Who is An Unconventional Learner)

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How To Increase Your Reading Speed

Posted on Aug 25 2015  

Reading is an invaluable skill that helps in most spheres of life including academics, business and leisure. However, it can be quite tedious and time consuming if your reading speed is slower than average. While an average individual reads almost 200 to 250 words per minute, the pace may also depend upon the material and purpose of reading. Along with the speed, it is equally important that you understand the information that is being read.

Here are a few tips that can help to improve ...

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Fluency is an important part of reading as it offers a link between recognizing and understanding the usage of a word in a context. It is the ability of an individual to read a text precisely, quickly and with proper expression of stress, pauses as well as pitch. If one faces difficulty in reading with speed and needs to constantly stop in order to comprehend words, it is highly possible that the reading process will be quite daunting.

See-N-Read Reading Tools are research-based product...

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Common Reading Problems In Children

Posted on Jul 24 2015  

Reading difficulties are faced by most children and can occur due to several reasons. Learning information is a sequential process involving a combination of three different components, namely decoding, comprehension and retention. It is critical for parents and teachers to identify the source of a child’s difficulty and employ practical strategies that can help to improve reading skills.

Given here are areas in which the child may face reading difficulties:

Decoding

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Students with dyslexia often tend to lay focus on identifying the pronunciation and spelling of unfamiliar words. This leads to them failing to comprehend the meaning of what they read. Dyslexia can not only lower a child’s performance in school but also cause problems throughout his life. Some of these can be loss of interest in studies, poor academic vocabulary and difficulty in getting a job.

However, certain strategies, when correctly utilized by teachers and parents, can help to ...

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The ability to comprehend and remember reading material is extremely important for students to be successful. Improving reading comprehension can help a reader connect better with the information given on a page and apply to his existing knowledge.

Here are some useful tools to improve student’s reading comprehension skills:

Pre-Reading Tasks: Before beginning to read the text, students must be asked to take a brief review of what the topic discusses. They must be encouraged to rec...

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Tips To Help Struggling Readers

Posted on Jun 19 2015  

Helping a struggling reader overcome his reading difficulties can be a challenging task. However, being a parent or teacher, the first step is identifying the problem area and intervening at an early stage.

A reading difficulty may manifest itself in the following ways:

Students are unable to successfully learn a reading concept altogetherThey tend to forget the concept after learningThey learn and memorize the concept but are unable to apply it in real life situations

 

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Welcome to See-N-Read® Blog

Posted on Apr 16 2015  

 Thinking & Learning Blog

An informational blog for parents, teachers, students and those interested in current trends in thinking and learning.

  Blog Focus:

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