What is the best reading strategy?

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rutherford
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What is the best reading strategy?

Post by rutherford » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:54 am

I currently teach an adult how to read and spell. The problem is that he is not making progress the way I expected; besides, he has a busy schedule. What method should i adopt to facilitate the process?

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Start with sight words

Post by DonS » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:11 am

I think that the best place to start is by building a collection of sight words. No matter what your age is, there are certain words students should learn to recognize without sounding out the letters.

These are called sight words. For example, "the", "very" and "this" you see all the time. Basically, on sight, once you see them, you have to be able to recognize them. And there are tons of flash cards available for free where you can print off and practice. Just do a quick search.

Once they build a nice collection of sight words, it's time to put them into practice. Start off with basic books that use these sight words you've been practicing. From there, go into something a little more difficult. Try to recognize your students stage of development. Stay in that zone of proximal of development until they've built enough confidence where they want to do it themselves.

My son is the top student in his class. I owe it because of how much we've practiced rigorously sight words.

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