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Reading comprehension is the ability to understand and retain the information given in the text as you read it. Reading fluency, on the other hand, is the accuracy and speed of reading without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. A fluent reader has the ability to read and understand words automatically. They are able to more easily comprehend complete sentences and entire reading selections.
Reading fluency is the speed and accuracy of reading without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. In other words, a fluent reader has the ability to retrieve and read words automatically. Efficient readers are fluent readers. Multiple studies show that slow single word reading leads to both poor comprehension and frustration.
Children that struggle with rapid naming, dyslexia, or learning disabilities typically perform more slowly on tasks that deal with the speed of processing. So, when helping a child with dyslexia or learning disabilities, we also need to help them improve their processing speed.
Phonics is different that phonemic awareness. We often think of phonics skills and how we may need to improve them without actually understanding what phonics skills are and how they differ from phonemic awareness.
One of the easiest ways to improve reading skills with writing is to use fill-in-the-blank graphic organizers. They make note-taking, paragraph writing, and essay writing easy. As a parent, I hated watching my son struggle with a writing assignment. He would stare what would seem like hours at a blank piece of paper. I’m sure you feel the same way.
Improve vocabulary is one of the five components to teaching reading as well as improving reading skills. Vocabulary is a strong indicator of student success. Knowledge of words and word meanings is an important key to reading, speaking, and listening success.
Have a summer reading plan for the lazy, hazy days of summer. Kids should be reading on a daily basis. This can happen for 15 to 30 minutes after lunch, before swimming, or before bed. Kids should be reading pleasure books at one to two levels below their grade level so they are easy to read. Get the top 5 books to read this summer too.
Reading Comprehension is the ability to gain meaning from what you read and then to use that information is some fashion…whether for enjoyment when reading a pleasure book or for information and knowledge when reading a text book or non-fiction book. Reading comprehension even comes into play when reading a text message on a smart phone or reading a Facebook post.
Reading fluently describes how a skilled reader reads silently or aloud. You can only check reading fluency and improve reading fluency by reading aloud. Confronting Reading Fluency Problems Let me give you an example…I met Amanda in February; she was in 5th grade. She had brown straight hair and a great smile, although she didn’t […]
Learning Reading For Older Children With Dyslexia or Learning Disabilities Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills. And, yes, it does take only 5 minutes a day! However, you do not want to only do that. Any skill taught in isolation remains that, an improved skill in isolation unless you make the bridge to bring the […]
Proust and the Squid: A Must-Read for Parents with Kids Struggling to Read This guest post is contributed by Olivia Coleman If your child is struggling with reading in particular, is actually dyslexic, or possesses some other impediment to learning such a valuable skill, then it’s important to know as much as possible about the process […]
Give Your Child a 2 – 4 Year Advantage Learning Reading and Writing Whether Your Child Has LD, Dyslexia, ADHD, or is Gifted… You know your child is bright but you still have homework struggles. You know how painful it is to see your child struggle or take forever to read their assignments. You just […]
“FACT – It’s Not Too Late… Give Your Child A 2 To 4 Year Advantage in Learning Reading, Writing and Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” Does your child struggle with learning reading, writing, spelling, or math? Do they have reading comprehension problems? Do they understand their homework? Do they do their homework with […]
Looking for help with learning reading and don’t know where to start? Learning Reading Help Can Be Divided into 3 Categories learning reading skills.
Top Education Advice Blogs to Follow CollegeScholarship.org just posted an article with the top 100 education advice blogs in it. You’ll notice a familiar one at number 21. That’s right…Reading, Writing, & Math Help for Dyslexia is number 21 on the list of the top 100 education blogs to follow!
Struggling With Learning Reading Skills? Many times when your child struggles they are actually working three, four, five times harder than their classmates. Your child gets frustrated and the homework battles start because the homework becomes overwhelming. When your child struggles with reading skills or your evenings become filled with ‘homework battles’ it is typically […]
For those of you that missed last Wednesday night’s call … I wanted to pass this along as soon as I could. Here is the link where you can go to listen to the Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills Teleseminar. You will want to listen over the next 3 days as it may […]
Mid Summer Training – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for School I Can Hardly Believe It? Check it out… The FREE Live Teleseminar is filling up fast – Only 100 68 52 Spots left! Reserve your spot now. Mid-Summer Training Call I have had so many calls from parents recently, wondering how […]
Hi, Bonnie. We spoke on the phone when I ordered your materials, which I’ve since received. Thanks very much! You mentioned at the time that you are open to questions as I began using the materials–and, of course, I now have those questions! -My son will be entering 3rd grade. His 2nd grade teacher noted […]
I have had such an overwhelming response from last night’s call; I am truly humbled. “We’ve already done some of the exercises you told us about. My kids thought they were fun! I just wish we had found you before we had spent thousands of dollars.” Kathy G “I like that I can use this for all of […]
“FACT – Some Parents Are Giving Their Children A 2 To 4 Year Learning Advantage In Reading, Writing And Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” The alarming realization that your child is struggling at school, followed by frustration of not knowing why, and the “is there anything you can do about it” often leads […]
So many parents ask me that question. I get that question from parents that homeschool as well as those that don’t. Sometimes I even get that question from parents of gifted children. Yes, even gifted children can and often do have areas of perception that aren’t working as efficiently as they should and could and […]
When do you start giving your kids reading help? When do you teach them reading readiness? You would be amazed at the number of children I’ve seen over the years that have needed reading help that didn’t have a solid foundation of reading readiness skills. This goes for children that are in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, […]
How many words did you know when you started school? Research shows that top-quartile children have a 7,000-word vocabulary, while lowest-quartile students know only 3,000 words. For Title I students, this gap widens as children get older, interfering with comprehension and classroom success. So, with this in mind, an easy step to boosting your child’s […]