Phonics is one of the most mislabeled skills out there. People seem to think that it’s the easiest thing in the world to teach, which could be true if it’s taught correctly.
Sadly, a lot of teachers are teaching phonics in the wrong way…and you may be too.
If you are teaching your child that sounding out cat entails saying, “cuh aaaaaaaa tuh,” you may want to watch this video to avoid repeating this mistake. Now, don’t get me wrong; children can still learn how to read even with this mistake. But for many students, phonics becomes a much slower and sometimes more difficult process when this happens. When was the last time you enjoyed something that was slow, painful, and difficult? Unfortunately, that’s how a lot of students feel about reading.
Many children who read below grade level benefit from meeting with a reading tutor online. Why? Well, for one, there’s no one breathing over their shoulder during assignments. A good online reading tutor helps your child feel comfortable and can encourage him or her to sound out words. Teachers and parents often report that meeting with a reading tutor online just 1 to 2 times a week has improved students’ reading skills by as many as 3 grade levels.
Schedule a free 30-minute session with me to see the difference that online tutoring can make.