There Are Many Reading Platforms Out There, But Only Reading Plus Develops Life Long Readers
Reading is fundamental, it’s essential and to some it may seem easy to teach to a group of students. You see, reading aloud or reading in class takes just a few easy to grasp skills. Learn the letters, sound out the words, put the words together in sentences and put the sentences together into paragraphs. Then, together, you can read aloud in class.
Many students even skate by in class by talking along and aloud when the class is reading, kind of like when you mouth the words to the hymms you don’t know in church.
Have you ever wondered why there are kids that can read great aloud and in class and other kids that can sit or at their desk and immerse themselves in books? Have you ever wondered why some of these kids aren’t the same? That’s because they haven’t mastered the three different domains in independent reading. These same domains translate to lifelong reading as well.
Some reading platforms available today have helped create great in-class and outloud readers, but teaching kids to read independently is an entirely different concept. It’s like independent reading is it’s own subject. Once you teach a kid to master independent reading you’ve put them on the path to becoming a life long reader.
Independent reading is fueled by three domains; physical, cognitive and emotional.
Physical: is developing silent reading fluency and stamina
Cognitive: building vocabulary and comprehension
Emotional: increasing interest, confidence and motivation.
With independent reading the teacher needs to help the student master all three of these areas at the exact same time. However with these three domains mastered you don’t just have a new reader, you have a lifelong reader.
Find out all about mastering independent and lifelong reading with Reading Plus at ISTE 2018 in Chicago, June 24-28th, booth #676 and online at readingplus.com
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