How to teach a young child to read

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  • 1. How To Teach Your Young Child To Read Kamisha Nation-Marshall 1

2. As Parents, the most important thing we can do is read to our children early and often. Reading is the path to success in school and life. When children learn to love books, they learn to love learning. -Laura Bush 2 3. Teaching a child to read is a long process and it starts at home. As parents there are many strategies we can use to help our children on their way to reading. 3 4. At What Age Should Your Child Start To Read According to the U.S. Department of Education the road to reading starts the day your child is born but by the age of 7, most children are reading. 4 5. Ways To Help Your Child Become a Reader 1. Read to your child over and over again 2. Take your child to the library 3. Practice learning and identifying letters of the alphabet 4. Make reading fun 5. Have books readily accessible 6. Encourage story interaction/ ask questions 5 6. Reading Activities 1. Make a book 2. Play Rhyming games 3. Do Letter crafts 4. Sing songs 5. Play Eye Spy with letters and letter sounds (McDonald) 6. Create your own story ending 6 7. 4 Main Methods of Teaching a Child to Read ( Griggs) 1. Phonics 2. Look and Say 3. Language Experience Approach 4. Context Support Method 7 8. Phonics The Phonics method relies on children learning the alphabet and the sounds each letter makes. They then learn to blend those sounds to form simple words; at, on, it, etc. And from there they can go on to make three and four letter words. 8 9. Look and Say The Look and say method teaches children reading through memorization. By being told a word and repeating it; they learn to recognize whole word or sentence instead of sounds. 9 10. Language Experience Approach This method uses a child's own experiences to help them learn to read. The Language Experience Approach supports a child's concept development and vocabulary growth while offering many reading and writing activities through the use of personal experiences and oral language. A child draws a picture, describes it and turns that picture into stories to read. 10 11. Context Support Method This method focuses on the context of the story to engage a child into reading It states that children will learn best by having a subject that interests them. It will encourage enthusiasm because they are actually looking at something they can relate to. 11 12. Conclusion Reading needs to be an enjoyable experience for a child. Learning to read is different for every child but there are many things that we, as parents, can support them as they learn to read. Finding the right method to teach your child to read is the key to their literary success. 12 13. References Helping Your Child Become a Reader: With Activities for Children from Infancy through Age 6. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, 2002. Web. Griggs, Ingrid. "Four Main Methods Learning to Read." Teaching Treasures. Teaching Treasures Publications, 2000. Web. 06 July 2014. McDonald, Allison. "50 Ways To Teach Your Child To Read." No Time For Flash Cards. ACM Media LLC, 8 Apr. 2013. Web. 06 July 2014. 13