There is a lot more to reading than many people think! Click on the image above to take a closer look at the complexity of skilled reading.
The Five Components of Reading
1) Phonemic Awareness (the ability to
separate, replace, and combine each
little sound in spoken words)
2) Phonics (connecting sounds to
3) Fluency (ability to read text quickly,
accurately, and with appropriate expression)
4) Vocabulary (ability to know and
understand words in a language)
5) Comprehension (ability to understand what one is reading- the ultimate goal of reading!)
What does it mean to "tap-out" a word?
When students are struggling to spell a word, we will often ask them to 'tap it out.' Click below to see what this looks like!
What questions should I ask my child?
Teachers will often encourage parents to ask their child 'meaningful questions' while reading with their child. What does this look like exactly?