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Teaching the Struggling Reader

July 28, 2023 Adrienne Brown 0 Comments

Are you a homeschooling parent looking for the best way to teach your Struggling reader how to read? Whether you’re trying to help them master the letters, or understand the phonetic sound of each letter, I have some helpful tips for you.

Patience is Key

The most important thing for any kind of teaching is patience. Especially when it comes to homeschooling a child that learns differently from others.

Teaching the fundamentals of reading can be an incredibly rewarding experience for both you and your child when done right.

But remember you won’t get very far without a healthy dose of patience.

Why is this important? It can take the child with apraxia or dyslexia twice as long or sometimes even longer, so be extremely long-suffering.

Find the Right Tool to use with the struggling reader

Once you have decided to start teaching your struggling child how to read, it’s time to get to work with the right tools.

In my experience, the Abeka phonics program and Hooked on Phonics are two great options for teaching children who need extra help.

Both programs have been extremely effective in equipping me to teach 2 of my children to read.

Keep it Consistent

Consistency is key when it comes to teaching your child how to read.

With laser-focusing tools like Abeka Phonics and Hooked on Phonics, you can make sure that your child gets the same level of immersive instructions each and every day.

This will help them understand the material more quickly and will help reinforce the concepts they are learning.

Don’t Forget About Apraxia and dyslexia

If your child has been diagnosed with Apraxia and or dyslexia, there is no need to panic!

While teaching a child that has these challenges require some extra effort and patience, it can still be done.

Frequent, drills with the Abeka, and Hooked-on-phonics tools are the first step for the child to understand language.

As you do these drills, along with help from other family members will read to them every day.

Make it Fun!

Last but not least, it’s important to make learning fun! Reading should be an adventure for your child, not a chore.

Go check out new exciting books from the library.

Encourage everyone to read with exaggerated expressions. Make-up games and other activities that make the learning process fun and engaging.

With these activities, you will inspire your precious little ones to want to read.

No matter what methods you use, teaching your homeschooled child how to read can be a rewarding experience for both of you—so don’t let any challenges distract you from your task.

👇🏽If you are just starting to homeschool this year, here is a book to help you start right. 👇🏽

#phonics#Reading#Struggling reader

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