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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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…

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Common Reading Problems In Children

Posted on July 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:DecodingStudents with reading difficulties may face problems in decoding the sound of…

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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 improve reading…

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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 recollect as much information as they…

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Tips To Help Struggling Readers

Posted on June 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 Here are some tips to help struggling readers…

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