How do you teach reading?
Teaching phonics helps children learn different letters sounds and blends to generalize to other words so they develop a larger repertoire of words they can read fluently and independently. Word families (rhyming groups of words) can be learned. Children can be taught to take clues from pictures and use context clues to make more sense of what the word might be. Immersing children in interesting, fun books and “good” literature helps cultivate excited, fluent, and capable readers. Read alouds, discussing stories, introducing new knowledge/ vocabulary, and practicing reading on a daily basis are additional ways to build skilled readers.