Lockett Learning Systems

Lockett Learning Systems

Friday, August 28, 2015

Just 15 Minutes. I Promise!

“If your children are not reading at grade level by third grade, they have already failed college.”  
–Madeline Hunter

Reading is the primary focus and great divider of children Kindergarten through Grade 5.  When I work with schools and parents who are concerned because their children struggle to learn, usually poor reading skills is the root cause...from kindergarten through college.

We now expect kindergarteners to have well developed pre-reading skills.  If your children are not reading at grade level by the end of kindergarten, get help.

Oh, Yes!  I can help you!  Here is the easiest technique I know for building strong readers:  

Choral read with your children for 15 minutes a day, every day.

That means find a book (any book) your child will enjoy, sit beside your child, and the two of you read it aloud simultaneously for 15 minutes a day.  

That's it.  It's that simple.  In one month, you will see a noticeable improvement in both speed and accuracy.  I promise!

The side-by-side simultaneous reading helps children learn left to right, pronunciation, auditory clues to words they can't sound out intuitively, interpretation, and inflection.  It helps them with both word recognition and phonics.

It comes with other benefits, too. The biggest is quality time!  You enjoy 15 uninterrupted minutes a day, every day, exploring the world with your child.

By the way, this technique is so powerful that my schools require it of their parents.

Find this and other techniques for both school and parent at LockettLearning!