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?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Vicki
    I'm a trainee teacher and I just stumbled upon your blog on Cherry Menlove's website.
    I totally agree with you about children's reactions to being unable to read, but also adults reactions to being unable to read. Being able to read is like a ticket to an exclusive party called Life. Without that ticket, it's like people are left on the outskirts of Life, hearing the bass line of the music but not the tune, seeing the flashing lights but not smiling for the photos. One of my passions as a teacher is to not only encourage all children to learn to read and to share their reading with the people in their home but to enjoy it, to love it, to look for it everywhere they go!
    It's so refreshing to see other people so keen to get people reading!
    Sue x