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 information they read. They are usually a ruler sized strips…

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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 in…

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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 should use to improve reading skills…

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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 and associating it with previously learned information.Here are some strategies…

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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…

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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 students:Utilize Different Reading Materials: By utilizing different mediums, such as…

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Reading And Fluency Interventions For Students

Posted on September 24, 2015

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…

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Strategies For Developing Reading Fluency

Posted on September 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…

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Learning to Read with My Brain

Posted on September 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)During the 2015 - 2016 school year I will…

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How To Increase Your Reading Speed

Posted on August 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…

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