Using Close Reading to Improve Your Kids’ Reading Comprehension Skills

Spread the love Close reading is a teaching strategy where content is read several times to find more profound meaning. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the content, beyond recall questions. Educators must carefully select content for close reading, looking for rich vocabulary, complex ideas, and thought-provoking messages. Close reading can be introduced in kindergarten and … Read more

Teaching Children to Use Context Cues While Reading

Spread the love When kids encounter an unfamiliar word in reading, they may utilize context cues, that is, info from pictures or sentences surrounding the unknown word. One of the most misunderstood topics in reading instruction involves how kids should be encouraged to rely on context cues in reading. This confusion stems from the popularity … Read more

20 Strategies to Help Students Who Do Not Pay Attention to Sounds in Their Environment

Spread the love Are you looking for strategies to help students who do not pay attention to sounds in their environment? If so, keep reading. 1. Talk regularly with the learner to help them follow instructions for a learning experience . 2. Let the learner record information from lectures and make notes from these recordings. … Read more

26 Ways to Help Kids With Receptive Language Disorder Understand Instructions

Spread the love Are you looking for ways to help kids with receptive language disorder understand instructions? If so, keep reading. 1. Make sure the learner knows that you expect them to listen to you (e.g., by saying, “William, it is essential that you listen carefully to what I have to say. Your rough draft … Read more

Improving Reading Comprehension Using a Directed Reading-Thinking Activity

Spread the love The Directed Reading Thinking Activity is a comprehension tactic that guides learners in asking questions about content, making predictions, and then reading to verify or refute their predictions. The DRTA process encourages learners to be active and thoughtful readers, enhancing their comprehension. Why Use a Directed Reading Thinking Activity? Encourages learners to … Read more

Using Structured Comprehension to Improve Children’s Reading Fluency

Spread the love A reading comprehension strategy that moves from concentrating on sentences to paragraphs. This framework provides learners with proper contextual info, corrects any incorrect cues in the sentences, answers any questions learners may have about the sentence, and asks learners questions to clarify the content further. Structured Literacy prepares learners to decode words … Read more

Using Visual Synthesizing to Improve Students’ Reading Comprehension Skills

Spread the love So what does it mean to synthesize when we’re discussing reading? It’s best to think of synthesizing as an ongoing, multi-step process. We want learners to stop multiple times during reading to assess what they know or think they know about some element of the text. Elements like the subject, the characters, … Read more

26 Ways to Get Disobedient Kids to Follow Verbal Instructions

Spread the love Are you looking for ways to get disobedient kids to follow directions? If so, keep reading. 1. Get the learner to question any oral directions, explanations, and instructions they do not understand. 2. Give constant, positive reinforcement for appropriate behavior. Ignore as many unacceptable behaviors as possible. 3. Get the learner to … Read more

A Parent’s Guide to Telegraphic Speech

Spread the love Telegraphic speech is paring away the fluff but getting the message across. Typically, the sentences contain only 2 or 3 words. Here are some essential features of telegraphic speech: Words are in the correct order. Only the most essential words are used. Grammatical constructions are missing, such as prefixes, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns, … Read more

Using Informal Reading Level Inventories to Improve Kids’ Reading Ability

Spread the love Reading experts utilize Informal Reading Inventories (IRI) to help learners develop their reading skills and learn from texts at each grade level and in each subject. Reading assessments known as Informal Reading Inventories help reading educators and specialists identify the grade levels of texts that learners can read, uncover and address reading … Read more