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This is How to Teach a Child to Read - Children Learning Reading Part 3Reading is one of the most important skills one must master to succeed in life. It helps your child succeed in school, helps them build self-confidence, and helps to motivate your child. Being able to read will help your child learn more about the world, understand directions on signs and posters, allow them to discover reading as an entertainment, and help them gather information.Learning to read is very different from learning to speak, and it does not happen all at once. There is a steady progression in the development of reading ability over time. The best time for children to start learning to read is at a very young age - even before they enter pre-school. Once a child is able to speak, they can begin developing basic reading skills. Very young children have a natural curiosity to learn about everything. They are naturally intrigued by the printed texts they see, and are eager to learn about the sounds made by those letters. You will likely notice that your young child likes to look at books and thoroughly enjoys being read to. They will even pretend to behave like a reader by holding books and pretend to read them.At what age can you start teaching a child to read? When they're babies? At 2 years old, 3, 4, or 5 years old, or wait until they're in school?If you delay your child's reading skill development until he or she enters school, you are putting your child at risk... Did you know that 67% of all Grade 4 students cannot read at a proficient level! According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, of those 67%, 33% read at just the BASIC level, and 34% CANNOT even achieve reading abilities of the lowest basic level!There is a super simple and extremely effective system that will even teach 2 and 3 year old children to read.Read This Report and Visit The Provided Website and Sources For More Tips.


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    Teaching a Child to Read at an Early Age ........................................................... 4

    Advantages of Teaching Children Reading Early ................................................. 8

    Teaching Children to Read and Write .............................................................. 12

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    Teaching a Child to Read at an Early Age

    Did you know that 38% of grade four students have reading abilities

    below the lowest basic level as determined by the National

    Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)? The NAEP is the only

    ongoing survey of what students known and tracks their

    performance in various academic subjects for the United States. In

    their report, the NAEP found that 38% of grade four students had

    reading achievement below basic levels, with a basic level reading

    score being 208.

    To put things in perspective, the US reading scale has an upper limit

    score of 500, with average reading scores for grade 4 (217), grade 8

    (264), and grade 12 (291). The grade 4 reading achievement levels

    are categorized by the NAEP as Advanced (268 score), Proficient (238

    score), and Basic (208 score), and the basic reading achievement

    level is defined as follows by the NAEP:

    Fourth-grade students performing at the Basic level should

    demonstrate an understanding of the overall meaning of what they

    read. When reading text appropriate for fourth graders, they should

    be able to make relatively obvious connections between the text and

    their own experiences and extend the ideas in the text by making

    simple inferences. [1]

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    Unfortunately, over a third of all grade four students read at levels

    even below basic. Is your child having reading difficulties? Research

    on Phonemic Awareness have found that early reading helps

    improves a child's reading and spelling abilities. In fact, the National

    Reading Panel has concluded based on their massive review of over

    1,900 studies that teaching phonics and phonemic awareness

    produces better reading results than whole language programs.

    There are numerous documented benefits and advantages of

    teaching children to read early on, and teaching them to reading

    using phonics and phonemic awareness instructions. It is clear that

    early language and reading ability development passes great benefits

    to the child as they progress through school at all grades, and that

    early language and reading problems can lead to learning problems

    later on in school. For example, a Swedish study found that children

    with a history of reading problems at school entry scores significantly

    below average on reading in grade 4. As well, children that shows

    very low interest in books and story reading before age 5 also scored

    similarly low on sentence reading in grade 4. [2]This is just one of

    many studies which have similar findings, and this makes it an

    imperative for parents to begin exposing their children to books and

    reading at an early age.

    So how early?

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    Good question!

    There's no set guideline on when you should start teaching your

    children to read; however, you can start cultivating your child's love

    for books and reading as soon as they're born. Obviously, very young

    babies would not even know what books are, however, talking to

    your child and reading to your child will help them develop a keen

    liking for books and stories. As your child grows and gets older, avoid

    TV-sitting them, because as they develop a dependency on television

    as their main source of entertainment, it becomes very difficult to

    dislodge that need for TV entertainment, and get them to enjoy

    reading books. Instead, keep age appropriate books all around the

    house, and read to them often. You'll find that they'll start picking up

    books and pretend to read themselves, although at very early ages,

    they still cannot read.

    People typically think that kindergarten or grade one would be an

    appropriate time for their children to start reading; however, this is

    not the best approach as studies have repeatedly found that children

    with good phonemic awareness before entering kindergarten

    continues to outperform, and achieve exceptional reading and

    spelling abilities as they progress through school. On the other hand,

    children who enter school with reading difficulties may continue to

    have reading and spelling difficulties.

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    1. NAEP 1998 Reading Report Card for the Nation and the States March 1999

    Authors: Patricia L. Donahue, Kristin E. Voelkl, Jay R. Campbell, and John Mazzeo

    2. J Learn Disabil. 1999 Sep-Oct;32(5):464-72. Early language development and kindergarten

    phonological awareness as predictors of reading problems: from 3 to 11 years of age.

    Olofsson A, Niederse J. Department of Psychology, Ume University, Sweden.

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    Advantages of Teaching Children Reading Early

    Before a child learns to read, he or she must first learn the spoken

    language, and this is one of the first instances where family members

    such as dad, mom, older siblings, and grandparents play an

    important role in "teaching" the child the spoken English language.

    Whether young children realize it or not, they gain very early

    exposure to the alphabet when parents sing the alphabet song to

    them. They begin to develop language skills by being read to and

    spoken to. One of the keys to teaching children reading early on is by

    exposing them to alphabet letters, books, and reading to them often.

    Reading nursery rhymes and children's books are an important part

    of getting children to understand printed text. Talk to your children,

    and talk to them often, whether they understand or not is not

    important when they're just babies. The more you talk and interact

    with your little ones, the better they will develop. The key is

    exposure, and repeated exposure. Once your child learns to speak,

    you can begin teaching them reading at home.

    I often hear parents say that they don't want to "push" their child

    too hard. How can teaching your child to read at a young age be

    considered "pushing" them too hard? If you as a parent already have

    the mentality that reading is a chore, and teaching them to read is

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    pushing "too hard", you certainly can't expect your children to be

    excited about learning reading. On the contrary, learning to read

    offers a young child an opportunity for a lifetime to learn, discover,

    and enjoy the wonders of reading. Parents (including myself) will

    often underestimate the abilities and learning capabilities of young

    children. When we first began our teaching reading program with

    our first child when she was 2 years and 8 months, little did we

    expect that in just a few short weeks, she would be reading not just

    words, but sentences and story books. After about 3 months, by the

    time she was 2 years 11 months old, our daughter could read "Step

    in to Reading - step 2 (pre-school to grade 1 level)" books with some

    guidance. The benefits of learning to read were apparent - improved

    speech clarity, and better reading ability and reading


    There are no shortage of studies which find many benefits in

    teaching children reading at an early age. For example, one study

    administered a Stanford achievement test at the start of

    kindergarten and then again at the end of grade one found that early

    language based skills were highly associated with later academic

    performance in school aged children. [1]Similar studies also found

    that a high level of letter knowledge in kindergarten can reliably

    predict better later literacy skills.[2] Having a home environment

    that's conducive to literacy growth is critical in a child's

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    development, and directly affects a child's language and literacy

    development. Studies have found that responsiveness and support of

    the home environment is the strongest predictor of children's

    language and early literacy skills. [3] My point here is help make

    parents aware that children who enter kindergarten with highly

    developed early reading skills will achieve greater success with

    systematic reading education. [4]

    It's never too late to start home lessons and programs to teach your

    children to read. Regardless how old your child is, starting a reading

    program at a young age will have ample benefits. Start with lots of

    talking, singing, and reading to your child right from birth, and once

    your child is able to speak, you can start a simple reading program.

    Begin with teaching your child some basic letters and their sounds,

    and even as soon your child learn just a few letters and their sounds,

    you can begin teaching them simple blends using the letter

    knowledge that they have acquired. Work on ear training with your

    child on oral blending and word segmentation. One of the keys to

    teaching children read is developing phonemic awareness. Studies

    have shown that phonemic awareness is one of the best predictors

    of reading success in children.

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    1. Percept Mot Skills. 2001 Apr;92(2):381-90.

    Relationship between language skills and academic achievement in first grade.

    Kastner JW, May W, Hildman L. Department of Pediatrics, Child Development Clinic, University of

    Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson 39216, USA.

    2. J Exp Child Psychol. 1996 Jun;62(1):30-59.

    Kindergarten letter knowledge, phonological skills, and memory processes: relative effects on early

    literacy. Nslund JC, Schneider W. University of New Mexico, College of Education, Program in


    3. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2005 Apr;48(2):345-59.

    The role of home literacy practices in preschool children's language and emergent literacy skills.

    Roberts J, Jurgens J, Burchinal M. Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute,The University of

    North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599-8180, USA.

    4. Psychol Rep. 1994 Apr;74(2):403-7.

    Kindergarten predictors of first-grade reading achievement: a regular classroom sample.

    McCormick CE, Stoner SB, Duncan S. Psychology Department, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston


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    Teaching Children to Read and Write

    Most parents, at one point or another, frets over the education and

    the development of their children. Many concerned parents research

    and seek information on the topic of teaching children to read and

    write. I for one, am glad to see so many parents wanting to get an

    early start for their children in reading and writing, because studies

    have shown that developing these abilities early on before entering

    school provides numerous benefits and advantages later on as the

    child progresses through school.

    More worrisome should be the fact that over one third, 38% to be

    exact, of all grade 4 students cannot even achieve a basic level of

    reading ability according to the National Assessment of Educational

    Progress (NAEP). This is an alarming statistic. Will your child become

    one of the 38% who cannot reach basic reading achievement by

    grade 4? For most children, this poor ability to read can be easily

    prevented with early phonemic awareness teaching.

    Reading must begin early in the life of a child, whether it is just an

    alphabet letter, a word, a sentence, a paragraph, or a story. Teaching

    children how to read must begin early on, and children should be

    exposed to books, stories, rhymes, and be read to on a daily basis.

    Children as young as 2 years old can learn to read if you teach them

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