Teaching Reading

Strategies for Teaching Reading

Teaching Reading can be somewhat of a daunting task. Sometimes we don't always have the answers of when and where to use the many different combinations of letters and sounds of the English language. It takes more than just being exposed to books and words on paper. Reading must be taught. For many children and adults, reading must be taught explicitly, and systematically, one step at a time. That is why the more training you have, and the more reading strategies you can employ,  the more success you will see in those you are helping learn how to read.

We have gathered together some very useful tools to help you become better at teaching reading. Here you'll find access to our free Online Teaching Workshop, an online tool that instructs how to effectively teach reading with phonics, as well as many other free online resources.

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If you are looking for information and strategies for teaching reading, you've come to the right place!

Teaching Reading Strategies

Online Teaching Workshop - Improve your teaching abilities and learn effective tips, techniques, and strategies for teaching the concepts of reading.

Online Reading Skills - Try out some of the reading skills that are taught in the Reading Horizons software.

Free Reading Lesson Plans and Phonics Worksheets - These sample lesson plans provide narration and teacher's notes, as well as all the information and resources that you'll need to teach your students how to read.

How to Help a Struggling Reader - Interesting and effective ways to help your child overcome reading difficulties and show them that reading can be fun.

Teaching Reading Research

The Most Effective English Teaching Methods - Researchers have concluded that the most effective way to teach reading is through a synthetic phonics-based program that teaches the skills necessary to break down and manipulate the sounds that make up words.

Fluency and Phonics - In education, 'fluency' is a buzz-word that gets thrown around with a lot of weight. This article explains what fluency is, how a reader becomes fluent, and ways to help foster fluency in reading with readers of all ages.

Whole Language vs. Phonics - Ever wonder about the history of teaching reading using whole language vs. phonics? Read for yourself about both and how we can find a balance.

Lesson Plans and Homeschool - A key to successful homeschooling is a well-structured lesson plan. Learn why they are important and what to look for when choosing one for your student.

Directional Tracking in Reading - Learn about the importance of directional tracking in reading and how Discover Intensive Phonics can help increase visual processing.

Teaching Reading to Those with Special Needs

Autism and Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself - Temple Grandin shares insightful information in teaching reading to children and adults with Autism.

Teaching Phonics to Children with Down Syndrome - Find out the best strategies for teaching reading and writing to children with Down syndrome.

 "... Our daughter's attitude towards reading and confidence have changed dramatically! She used to dread having to read, and we dreaded making her. Now she reads for FUN ..."
- Beth Gundrum, Hilliard, Ohio

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