Struggling readers are able to develop routines that help them function in everyday situations. They are able to get information and entertainment from telephone, television, radio, internet, dvds, cds and Mp3 players. High-functioning readers use the same sources, and follow the same routines. But what happens when a storm knocks out electric power? What if there is damage to the living area? A whole house generator and the ability to fuel it will be helpful. However, a majority of households are solely dependent on the power company, so routines fail.
Suddenly, many sources are no longer available, and, with prolonged/widespread outage, all of the routine is gone. Damage to the living area causes more problems. High-functioning readers seek information elsewhere. Print media is available to inform them of emergency services. They find information about the outage by locating and contacting the agencies that can help. They may be able to go to get help. They take advantage of any water, ice, and food distribution. Print media informs them of "survival" ideas. And they have newspapers, magazines, and books to take with them wherever they need to be. They fight their way through many unusual challenges.
Struggling readers lose their sources of information and entertainment, and lose their routines. But, they are unable to independently take advantage of print media. So they need extra assistance to get through the challenges. Without extra assistance, they cannot solve the problems related to storms and power outages.
To prevent these extra problems, the teacher/parent can help struggling readers improve reading skills, using The Sounds Of Words. Help students learn how to concretely and multi-sensorily decode any words they are struggling with. Help students be able to read and comprehend the information that they need/want to read!
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______________