Reply To: Intro to Science of Reading
My 3 biggest takeaways would have to be…
1) I had heard beforehand that 3rd Grade data from public schools had been used to determine numbers for projected prison occupancy, however, I found it so interesting how if a child is not “getting it,” by the end of first grade, they don’t tend catch up, even with intervention.
2) Everyone learns to read the same way. After years of learning about the importance of teaching/accommodating to the multiple modalities, that statement that I read in this lesson, stood out. It was interesting to read that by teaching phonics skills and age appropriate language comprehension, that “is the one way to teach students to become skilled readers.”
3) Reading is not a natural skill. Very true. This is why support/reinforcement at home, really helps students become even better. Practice, practice, practice.