Reading must be taught explicitly. The essential reading components, often referred to as “The Big 5”, include phonics, phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. These 5 must be taught together, systematically and explicitly, to properly plant the seeds for incremental growth towards lifelong literacy.
Traditional teaching practices are often not appropriate and can in fact be detrimental to students with dyslexia. How should teachers target interventions that address the specific needs of students with dyslexia to keep them both academically and emotionally engaged and on track with their peers?
HOW children are taught matters, whether at home during a pandemic or in a traditional classroom. Learning to read requires mastery of specific skills. Especially now, preventing the “summer slide” and beyond means doubling down on the fundamentals of reading.
The process of learning how to read can vary from child to child. Although there are certain reading milestones most children hit at similar points, each child will learn at his or her own pace, in his or her own way. Here, the educators at Lexplore provide an overview of the developmental stages of learning to read as well as some valuable resources that are widely regarded by educators and literacy experts.