AMDG. Learning to read is different for every child and every family, but there are resources and helpful hints that can reduce frustration and bring joy to the process. Elementary teachers Sarah Lee and Kristen Crook share some of those resources and tips today, including how to incorporate small things into your home environment, the benefits of phonics and tactile involvement, and some little-known but important facts about letters and their sounds. They also discuss when reading intervention might be appropriate, the Orton-Gillingham technique, and tech options for enrichment.
For more discussion on the early elementary years, check out these Kolbecast episodes:
- 82 Move & Groove with Sarah Lee & Eileen Duryea
- 122 Bridge Year with Colleen Goodwin, Marissa Piñon, and Nicole O’Connor
- 81 The When and the How of Online Elementary with Sarah Foulkes, Anna Havens, and Emily Thibideaux
Resources & recommendations from Kristin and Sarah:
- ABC Mouse
- Bob books
- Learning at the Primary Pond
- The Phonics Song
- Learning Letter Sounds song
- another Letter Sounds song
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