Learning to read is complicated.
That doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!
Reading means converting printed words into spoken language. That may sound simple enough (for those of us who can already do it), but our brains actually aren’t naturally wired that way. The purpose of reading instruction is to develop that wiring—to create and connect all the pieces of the reading “circuit” in the brain.
For students to become confident readers and strong spellers, the pieces need to come together in a particular order:
At first, reading is about sounds.
Spoken words are made up of phonemes, individual sounds. Phonemic awareness is the ability to identify, blend, and segment those sounds.
Next, we attach sounds to letters.
Linking letters with the sounds they make allows students to decode (sound out) unfamiliar words. That helps them connect their spoken vocabulary to the same words in print.
Finally, we see words in our minds.
As students see letters and words in their mind, they get faster at picking up on sequences of letters—which is a skill required to recognize sight words.
When all three of these areas are working well together, students can use context and their current vocabulary to improve fluency, which is the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and expression. All of this leads to the ultimate goal of reading: comprehension.
“Before, I couldn’t read very good. Now I LOVE to read. I can read chapter books. I feel like I’m not left out anymore. Now I am doing good in school. I can keep up with my work.”
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We continually monitor progress. We make sure our plan is working and make adjustments along the way.
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