"I have a grandson who is in second grade and going through the same issues. He is totally a visual learner and does not remember the names of all the letters and the sounds they make. One method that we have used with him that has helped is called…"
"Try giving her an index card and let her track it below each line (sentence) as she reads. This allows her eyes to focus only on the line she is reading and helps her track better.
In my website Two2Read, I have many ideas for fun activities to help…"
"Try giving your son a hole punch and let him hole punch all around a piece of construction paper. The ole punch is a great way to strengthen his fine motor skills. Afterwards, let him glue the pieces of paper that came out of the hole punch and make…"
"In my website www.two2read.com I offer 52 weeks of early literacy activities for pre-school to 2nd grade. I use household items like paper plates, bowls, spoons and more to involve young children in early reading fun. Check it out."
"You want reading to be a fun and interesting time with your son. Listen to him, and follow his lead. If he wants you just to keep reading, do it! It is more important that he loves to read books with you and wants you to read with him. There…"
"My website Two2Read.com is about teaching reading to kids in pre-school through second grade. It is based on a multi-sensory approach that gives kids many different ways to learn to read. I hope you will check it out. It is meant for parents to…"
"Great article. Love your quote. This is a big problem with fewer and fewer college students going into education today. Where are the future teachers of tomorrow going to come from? We who love teaching need to instill in the youth of today that…"
"Things I hope a teacher would never say to a struggling reader;
1. Come on, try harder!
2. You should already know that!
3. All the other kids can do this!
4. Why aren't you paying attention?
5. Didn't we just go over this yesterday?
"I keep samples of my students writing from the whole year and put it together in a notebook form to go home at the end of the year. We also do a story at the end of the year about each child where the child fills in each page telling a little bit…"
"I always begin by having my kids draw and then we write under the picture something they tell me about their drawing. After several times of modeling this, I have them write something under their picture themselves. In doing this I do not correct…"
"Look at the book's front cover. Ask questions like:
What do you think this book is about?
Make some predictions together about what your child thinks might happen.
After reading a few pages, look about at your predictions together.
"We need to start a phone book challenge. This is a great idea. I was thinking about alphabetical order and giving kids a list of 10 names to look up in the phone book. The list should NOT be in alphabetical order and the child has to put it into…"
"Kids need to keep reading and writing over the summer. Lots of articles have been written which document the importance of maintaining academics over the summer months. There are many ways to make this fun as well as educational: Keeping scrapbooks,…"