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Teaching Your Children To Read Try Montessori Reading and Writing


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                                                                                                                                                                teaching reading in middle school

When you are teaching reading in middle school you can be bringing up to speed children who have problems

     Students who canít read in middle school are at the bottom of the class, and they are having trouble in all subjects. If the students canít read then they will get left behind. 

Sometimes if a child is having trouble reading in middle school it could be a hearing problem or a seeing problem. 

     I do a simple hearing test like read after me and I will say a poem to see

if the child can repeat what I said. If the child cannot pronounce the words as I say them then there might be a hearing problem. To check eyes I put a number of small dots on the board and ask the child how many. 

     I make sure I can see the dots from where the child is sitting. If they canít see the dots I keep moving them closer to the board until they can. If they can hear and see properly then it is time to bring out the phonics

To Homeschooling Parents And Parents of Children who are having Problems Learning to Read

Have A look At Three Free Videos About How to Teach Your Child To Read 

     Video 1: Introduction To Montessori Reading.

 Video 2: How To Make Sandpaper Letters. 

          Video 3: How To Teach Reading Using Sandpaper Letters

     As has been said many times before 'a picture tells a thousand words' and these free videos do just that. They are easier to understand as you can see how to make sandpaper letters then how to teach using them.  

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     I use Montessori sandpaper letters as I think this is the fastest way to get the phonic sounds into the childís head. 

A lot of children who are struggling with reading in middle school are the K learners from the VAK model. 

     That means they learn by doing and feeling. With sandpaper letters they are tracing the letters so they are doing, and with the sandpaper they are feeling so it fits in perfectly with their learning mode. There is a lot more to it than that, but that gets them started and they can usually see their progress so that keeps them motivated. It is not as simple as all this but it gets them going on the road to reading success.

     For more information about phonics courses I recommend including a Montessori course see our Teach Reading page.

    To have a chat to other parents and to find out more about learning to read go to our forum.

Thank you for your time


Peter Legrove





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