Were you aware that April 12 was National Drop Everything And Read Day? That day is Beverly Cleary's birthday, and since children love her books, she has been encouraging them to take time to drop everything and read those books. So, it is appropriate that children, big and little, celebrate her birthday by taking time to read. I was excited when I heard about the celebration, because The Sounds of Words is currently creating new adult readers, and strengthening reading skills. People are able to take some time for reading now, and they were very interested to hear about the celebration.
That is what the Sounds of Words is all about, creating new readers, and strengthening reading skills. Help struggling readers make sense of the text they need or want to read. Currently, participants in the Sounds of Words reading program are writing words, reading short selections and stories, reading Bible verses, reading songs, writing and reading words related to NASCAR, and learning the driver's manual. They are all adults, and when they are provided with choice of reading texts, they follow their interests. Because the method is universal, explicit teaching, concrete, multi-sensory, and applied phonics, it works with any text, any level, to increase reading skills.
So, were you able to Drop Everything And Read on April 12, 2012? Maybe you read a news or information selection. Maybe you even took some time to read a fiction or nonfiction book. Maybe you did not have time to read everything you wanted to read--yet you were able to read anything you needed/wanted to. I was, and am, and I celebrate that fact everyday. My dream is that one day everyone will have that ability.
P has been doing very well reading, spelling, and writing Level one words. Level one words include the most frequently used words in speech and______________
My reading students chose to participate in their annual talent show recently. They chose to sing along with songs they liked. Once they selec______________
Today is a bright, blue sky autumn day in Southside Virginia. The leaves of the trees are losing their green, and are glowing with reds, orange______________
In many instances, the teacher is assigned a particular curriculum to be used for language arts/English instruction. The material often creates______________
Many struggling learners of English have difficulty with phonemic awareness. They do not hear the sounds of words clearly enough to comprehend ______________
Citizens of the world are interested in learning the English language. English-speaking countries generally value democracy and free enterprise______________
Struggling readers have the desire to be able to communicate with their friends on social media. They wish to be able to read and post messages______________
Readers are writers, and writers are readers. Natural readers enjoy reading widely, often at an early age. They comprehend the words and the t______________
Today I helped a learner who is planning to sing a self-selected country song in a talent show this fall. He has listened to the song on the ra______________
Recently I was asked why I insist on teaching phonics to students who are having difficulty learning phonics. My answer to that question is tha______________