It is upsetting to me when a child has problems in reading and math and the focus is always on reading. Reading is an essential life skill to have, but why does it always take the priority? Is it because of the word problems that students are required to read in math? If that is … Continue reading Is Reading More Important than Math
Sometimes it's hard to understand the process a child goes through in order to read and comprehend text. There are four important skills which lead to comprehension. The first skill is phonemic awareness, which is a person's ability to understand words are made up of sounds. Phonological awareness begins when the individual is a … Continue reading Understanding the Reading Process
I have been an educator for 20 years and within that time, I have had the opportunity to teach many kindergarten and first grade students how to read. Many teachers and parents have listened to a child read fluently and wonder why the child is not comprehending anything that is being read. I have pondered … Continue reading Can Your Child Really Read?