Learning to read is a multi-faceted process. There is no single method for teaching reading which has been shown to work successfully with all children. What is needed is a broad spectrum approach which includes a range of successful instructional methods. The Teach Your Child to Read at Home programme has been designed to draw on the power of parents by showing how teach reading by using a variety of instructional methods. Each method is appropriate for one or more parts of the learning process. Children being taught by their parents using the Teach Your Child to Read at Home programme will experience tutoring, coaching, direct instruction, demonstration, encouragement, success, guided practice, individual practice, whole word recognition, phonics, synthetic phonics, comprehension, silent reading, spelling, monitoring, assessment and having fun doing all of this.
Six year old children who have been taught to read by their parents using Teach Your Child to Read at Home programme have no difficulty in reading and then answering questions on stories like this...
FRANCIS THE GIANT CENTIPEDE
Bruce and Grace lived in New York City with their parents, Every Spring, after they finished school, Bruce and Grace would stay with their grandmother. They took Francis, their pet centipede with them.
Grandmother Smith laughed when she saw Francis. “That is the biggest centipede I’ve ever seen,” she said.
“Francis is easy to feed,” said Grace. “What does he eat?” asked their grandmother. “His favourite food is rice,” said Bruce
“That must be why he is so large,” said their grandmother.
The next morning after they were finished breakfast, Bruce and Grace went to the village store to buy some rice for Francis. They took Francis with them. When they got to the store they met Gene, the village bully. That’s a dumb looking centipede,” said Gene. “His name is Francis and he’s not dumb,” said Grace with a smile.
“I have a centipede that’s better,” said Gene. “I think you’re wrong,” said Bruce. Before Bruce could say another word, Gene pulled a skinny centipede from his shirt pocket. “Let’s see if the giant city centipede can beat my farm centipede in a race!” said Gene with a big grin on his face.
Francis accepts your challenge,” said Grace. So they left the store and found two fence posts.
“Put your centipede on the top of that post and I’ll put mine on the top of this one. The first centipede to get to the ground wins,” said Gene. As the race began, Grace put some rice at the bottom of the fence post. Once Francis saw the rice, he quickly crawled down the post. Francis was so fast the farm centipede did not have enough time to begin the race.
“That was an easy race!” said Grace and Bruce with a grin. They could tell Gene felt bad. “Why don’t you bring your centipede and come and play with us at our Grandmother’
The Teach Your Child To Read at Home programme gives parents a set of tools, methods and teaching materials which make sure that they can teach their children to read well before they start school, or extend the reading their children are experiencing at school, and so help their children improve their reading.
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