Sunday, February 27, 2011

What do you need?

I know how to teach kids to read.  I've taught more kids how to read than I can remember their names, which is sad, because I really liked those kids.  Even the rude ones.  And boy, let me tell you, a child who is failing in reading can become very rude.  They lash out in ways unimaginable.  It's in self defense.  There is nothing that makes a child feel more inadequate than not being able to read.  Except being bullied.  Kids who can't read can become instant targets for bullying classmates.  When a kid can't read or reads poorly, they become a spectacle when called upon to read aloud.  They can't hide.  They suffer untold humiliation.

How can I help make it easier for you to teach your child to read?