7 Tips For Parents Of Struggling Readers

7 Tips For Parents Of Struggling Readers

Literacy starts and ends at home.

Teachers instruct, support, promote, and provide, but if the bulk of the reading and writing isn’t done at home for authentic purposes and self-directed recreation, it will always be a matter of academic proficiency.

Which is like food being a matter of USDA ratings and health inspections.

Unfortunately, supporting that development of strong literacy skills for struggling readers and writers is often a matter of training, experience, and expertise–something many families lack.

The following infographic from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota offers 7 tips for the parents of struggling readers, conveniently structured around the apt acronym READING.

Makes for useful source material that, combined with a few tips of your own, could be sent him a couple of times per year to support those parents looking for strategies and advice.

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7 Tips For Parents Of Struggling Readers

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  1. Rowan, Captions for Literacy says

    One very easy thing parents can do is turn on the captioning whenever their kids are watching TV, which helps improve a wide variety of reading skills. Teachers can find handouts about captioning to send home with students here: http://captionsforliteracy.org/share.php

  2. Lois Letchford says

    “Unfortunately, supporting that development of strong literacy skills for struggling readers and writers is often a matter of training, experience, and expertise–something many families lack.” I find this sentence stunning. Experts in school often don’t have this information and we are blaming families?
    “Literacy starts and ends at home.” As I do this sentence. What it is the responsibility of families to teach struggling readers and its the fault of the family when a child doesn’t read?
    It is the job of schools to teach children to read. Families support the school.
    My story Reversed: A Memoir is due out in March 2018.
    My story shows how a low IQ test at the end of 1st grade limits expectations-for many years.
    How teaching (reading specialists) unintentionally have students become “instruction causalities.”
    What is required for students to go from the bottom of the class to the top.
    It is the job of schools to teach children to read.
    I teach children who fail reading programs – and turn them into competent, active engaged readers, children from all ages can be taught to read & this knowledge must be in the school.

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