Active Learning Strategies for the Active Child

Do you have an active child who gets bored easily? If you’re worried that this active child of yours won’t have the chance to improve his/her reading skills, this post is for you. The truth is, some teachers are just super old school and not really sure about which active learning strategies to use for today’s busy children. Gone are the days of sitting still for 8 hours and staring at a dirty, dusty chalkboard. If your child is not using his/her hands, feet, or voice to learn, his/her teacher may be doing him/her a huge disservice. Check out this tip to find out why.

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What is Fluency?

Many parents ask me, “What is fluency, and why is it important?” Reading fluency is a HUGE key to developing stellar reading comprehension skills. Without good reading fluency, your child will simply spend most of their time thinking about the words themselves instead of what he/she is reading. This video will show you what exactly fluency is and how to make sure your child has it.

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What is Phonics…and What Isn’t

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. Check out some of my phonics examples in the video to see what I mean.

Sadly, a lot of teachers are teaching these phonics examples in the wrong way…and you may be too.

If you are teaching your child that sounding out the word “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.

The next time you hear someone ask, “What is phonics?”,  you’ll be able to answer confidently on what it is..and isn’t.

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