AHEART #13 Strategies For Struggling Readers

AHEART #13 Strategies For Struggling Readers

A Heart For All Students: Strategies For Struggling Readers

Are you looking for effective teaching strategies for you struggling readers?

For many children, traditional reading instruction strategies are effective. Unfortunately, however, those same strategies are also just as ineffective for others.

One of the side-effects of unrealistic and inappropriate benchmarks is anxiety-ridden parents scrambling to make their child to read just like everyone else.

These children struggle even more when pushed to read using a strategy that inherently conflicts with the way they learn.

Forcing children to push through advanced reading material based on grade level benchmarks without equipping them with foundational reading skills is dangerous in more ways than one.

Ultimately, the goal of education should be to equip our kids with what they need based on their own unique wiring so that thrive as a whole person throughout adulthood.

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Are you looking for effective teaching strategies for you struggling readers?  

For many children, traditional reading instruction strategies are effective.  Unfortunately, however, those same strategies are also just as ineffective for others.

When we continue to use the same lessons and methods, these kids begin to believe that they are bad readers.  They mentally give up due to frustration.   

Who wants to repetitively engage in an activity that causes tears, anxiety and frustration?

The last thing we want is for any of our children to struggle with and hate reading.  We know the value and importance of reading, but often hit a wall when we run out of strategies for our struggling reader.

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Key Ideas And Concepts About Strategies For Struggling Readers

For many children, traditional reading instruction strategies are effective. Unfortunately, however, those same strategies are also just as ineffective for others.

The last thing we want is for any of our children to struggle with and hate reading. We know the value and importance of reading, but often hit a wall when we run out of strategies for our struggling reader.

It is not uncommon in our educational culture to determine that a child is “behind” in reading at ages as early as 6 or 7.

We make these judgement calls based upon one modality of reading instruction and age alone rather than viewing effective reading instruction with the child’s “wiring” in mind.

One of the side-effects of unrealistic and inappropriate benchmarks is anxiety-ridden parents scrambling to make their child to read just like everyone else.

These children struggle even more when pushed to read using a strategy that inherently conflicts with the way they learn.

Our brains, like our bodies, develop differently and at varying times.

Forcing children to push through advanced reading material based on grade level benchmarks without equipping them with foundational reading skills is dangerous in more ways than one.

One effective teaching strategy for struggling readers involves the Orton-Gillingham (OG) method. The OG method is a multi-sensory teaching approach that targets multiple senses within the child’s brain.

Ultimately, the goal of education should be to equip our kids with what they need based on their own unique wiring so that thrive as a whole person throughout adulthood.

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  •    [01:44] Different Approach For Adults
  •    [03:33] When They Are 18?
  •    [05:39] Orton-Gillingham
  •    [07:18] Think Outside The Box
  •    [08:21] Ease Up

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