Help Me Read – Teach Yourself to Read
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You will need to learn the sounds in words. A good book that will help you to do this is ‘Practice Reading and Speaking‘. With it, you can learn how to read words well. If you have said to a friend, “Help me read,” they can help you to get better at reading with this eBook.
Buy the eBook and you will get a link to a video that tells you how to say the sounds in words. You need an easy story book too. We have one. It is called PRS Phonic Stories for Adults. Have fun reading.
A website will read the words out loud for you to copy. You can copy and paste ‘what to do next’ help from the book into a website. It will read the lesson to you. When you learn one step at a time, you will learn to read faster. Help is here now. Buy ‘Practice Reading and Speaking‘. it will help you learn how to read.
Help Me Read – Help With Reading and Learning Disability/Dyslexia
‘Help me read’ is a heart wrenching statement that makes teachers value their own ability to read. Struggling readers with a learning disability such as dyslexia will benefit greatly from one-to-one tuition. A teacher will need to teach reading and phonics clearly. Help with reading and a learning disability is a must. Students with dyslexia problems need to conquer their fears about the printed page. A clear understanding of phonics is needed by the teacher, so that reading can be taught clearly and precisely, using as few words as possible. ‘Practice Reading and Speaking‘ is the perfect resource to teach phonics.
‘Help me read’ pupils need phonic facts to be ordered according to their level of difficulty. The student needs to progress at their own pace. When you teach reading, you will notice that sometimes they’ll learn quickly, other times it may take several weeks to absorb a new phonic principle. Their cry for aid, ‘Help me read’ will continue to ring in your ears. It will give you the impetus that you need to get your facts straight before each lesson, in order to avoid the confused look on your student’s face.
Help Me Read – Address the Cause of Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia
When you teach reading, in order to assist your ‘Help me read’ student to make consistent progress, you will first need to have an understanding of why the problem exists. Listen carefully to their difficulties with reading. Make no assumptions. Problems with learning to read may have many different causes.
- English is not the first language
- Health issues
- Unresolved emotional problems or stress
- Auditory discrimination
- Visual discrimination
Listen to the ‘Help me read’ student, aim to understand their feelings and issues. Reassure them of your help. Enlist aid from health professionals (if necessary). Has the student had an eye test recently? If it has been resolved that it is not a physical problem, the next step is a thorough assessment by a Dyslexia specialist. Dyslexia therapists understand at ground level how to teach reading. The tests they do are wide ranging and allow teaching to be targeted in the right direction for the student. However, whatever the source of the difficulty, the ‘Help me read’ student will need consistent reassurance that you are there to help. Careful thought is needed to prepare how to teach reading to a pupil who struggles with reading.
Help me Read – Teach the person not the Generic Name for the Reading Difficulty
When you teach reading with an understanding of why the difficulties with learning to read have arisen, you will have a better chance of success. Everyone is an individual. So, what works for one ‘Help me read’ pupil may not work for another. Once you begin to address the cause or causes of the learning disability, it may take many weeks to learn the pupil’s strengths and weaknesses in order to work out the best possible strategies to teach them how to read.
Regardless of the reason for the learning difficulty, phonic decoding skills will be needed as well as patience. Some pupils have problems with memory. What they remember for several weeks may suddenly disappear from their mind. A confused look on their face and yours sometimes ensues. However, a pupil that’s willing to continue learning despite a health or other problem shows enormous courage. A willingness to learn should be praised. View this as an asset. Why not concentrate on the strengths in order to minimise and alleviate the weaknesses. Your effort as a teacher to make your teaching interesting to your ‘Help me read’ pupil should at least equal the effort it takes for your student to learn.
Help Me Read – Value the Pupil’s Efforts to Learn to Read
Becoming a proficient reader takes time. ‘Help me read’ children learn at different speeds and with differing levels of motivation. Care enough to remember that for some children enormous amounts of effort are required. Learn to value the pupil’s efforts to learn to read, rather than be disappointed by their reading failures. Think carefully about individual children. If your ‘Help me read’ pupil has been unable to grasp a point that’s vital to their success, find a different way of teaching it or come back to it at a later date. There may be a gap in their knowledge that you’re unaware of that’s holding them back from grasping a specific spelling of a sound. However, if you’ve made good use of the assessments in ‘Practice Reading and Speaking‘ you will have discovered the gaps in your ‘Help me read’ student’s knowledge. Breaking down the wall of fear through lots of small successes will allow them to retain new things learned. As you teach reading, the pupil will begin to enjoy the process.
Help me Read – Improve your Teaching Skills
The efforts that you make to understand how to decode words easily, will be rewarded by fascinating snippets of information that are new to you. As you learn how to help your ‘Help me read’ pupil with a reading disability such as dyslexia, you will be in awe of the facts about phonics that you never knew before; even though reading may not be a problem for you. In our busy lives, we often have too little time to think about how things works. If we can do them, we see little point in making the extra effort to understand them in detail. So, when we’re approached by the child or adult who says ‘Help me read’, it makes us stop to think about how we know how to read and how we learned to read. We wonder how we can transfer our skills to the pupil when we teach reading.
Why not go through the course yourself that you’re about to use with your ‘Help me read’ student in order to have a thorough understanding of phonics. Learn the facts, learn what is easy to think about and what will take a bit more effort. Devise a way to teach your ‘Help me read’ pupil that will allow them to absorb and memorise the facts about phonics almost effortlessly. Make your teaching interesting and fun. Use texts that your ‘Help me read’ pupil would be interested in; to support your teaching. Perhaps, even re-writing texts about celebrities, cars, animals or true life rescue stories. After reading them, they could guess whether they are true or not.
Help Me Read – Brainstorm Teaching Ideas
Brainstorm teaching ideas to assist with getting your point across. Be aware of the hobbies and interests of each ‘Help me read’ pupil. Source a book that contains several instances of the grapheme that you would like the child to grasp. Teach it in the context of the vocabulary contained in the book. You may have to resort to books or websites on animals, cooking, dinosaurs, cars, celebrities, party planning, jokes, computers or true life stories in order to do this. Try the Phonics Stories for adults eBook sold on this website. If you observe that a particular teaching aid will help your ‘Help me read’ pupil and don’t have the teaching resources to hand, either source them or make them yourself. Teach reading imaginatively.
Help Me Read – Extra Help When you Teach Reading
When you teach reading, sometimes your ‘Help me read’ student may need extra help, one-to-one tuition or small group work when you teach reading. However, if you don’t have the time to give an individual child or if you need a different approach, enlist the extra help of an expert dyslexia teacher to give the reading support needed. It is not a failure on your part. We have all had the experience when someone different has explained something to us and our understanding has fallen into place. Children are no different to adults in this regard. A fresh face, manner, personality or approach may be just what is needed to resolve a child’s difficulty with decoding. At times, to teach reading is a shared experience.
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