Sunday, October 24, 2010

First Steps

When I teach my child to read and write, I make sure that:
  • he is able to say the speech sounds(phonemes).
  • he is aware that words are made up of speech sounds.
  • he recognizes the letters(graphemes) that represent the sounds.
  • he uses the correct hand movement for writing letters. For preschool children you can use Readeasy Activity Book 1 to practice letter formation.
  • he understands what he reads & writes. The first step to comprehension is to show him real objects or pictures of what he is reading.
  • he is able to use symbols(letters) to write his thoughts.
Keep these points in mind when teaching your child to read.

No comments:

Post a Comment