11 Tools to improve Reading Comprehension

Oct 08

11 Tools to improve Reading Comprehension

Good readers employ strategies before, during, and after reading that help them comprehend text. As I mentioned in my last post “Causes of reading comprehension difficulties,” struggling readers do not understand why they have difficulty comprehending. There is however, no definitive set of strategies for remediation of reading comprehension difficulties and...

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Causes of Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Sep 25

Causes of Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Struggling readers do not understand why they have difficulty comprehending. In order to assist these children we need to understand why and where their difficulties are occurring. (For the purposes of this discussion I am assuming the child’s visual perceptual skills are intact.) A breakdown in Reading Comprehension can occur at different stages in the processing...

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Reading Comprehension

Sep 18

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is one of the pillars of the act of reading. When a person reads a text he engages in a complex array of cognitive processes. He is simultaneously using his awareness and understanding of phonemes (individual sound “pieces” in language), phonics (connection between letters and sounds and the relationship between sounds, letters and words)...

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Reading Raven – App Review

Sep 02

Reading Raven – App Review

    Developer: Early Ascent LLC Price: $3.99   Reading Raven is phonics-based engaging learn-to-read app that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading. The developer suggests this app from age 3 to 7 years, but I feel that 3 years is a little young and it is more suited for children from...

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Read for Mandela Day

Jul 17

Read for Mandela Day

The over-riding objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”   If you are going to be reading to children on Mandela Day, why not read WITH them? Paired Reading Paired Reading is...

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Early Signs of Reading Difficulties

Jun 03

Early Signs of Reading Difficulties

Children develop at different rates. While some children with foundational literacy difficulties will catch up to their peers, children who make slow early progress often need extra help. If they don’t get it, they can experience delays in literacy development which ultimately impacts on their academic success.   There are some early signs that your child...

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