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Your student or child is stumbling over words. He or she is finding work too difficult and you are afraid that he or she will be retained in the same grade for non performance.
The story book is almost as old as Guttenberg's printing press and the telling of stories is an ancient pursuit. Though, we live in a digital age the story is still an integral of part of teaching as ever and really profits children in a range of important ways.
When your young child is learning to read you should be mindful to make the process fun. Learning to read is one of life's most important skills and success will be achieved with a sensible yet enjoyable approach. No child should see reading as a chore; it should be a creative, exciting journey that allows their imaginations to blossom.
To interact with the world around us, we must be able to read. However, just knowing the words on the page, or billboard, or in the book is never enough. Ask any student who has read the book and then failed the test. Reading is about engaging. Reading is about meaning. It's about symbols. In order to interpret those symbols and engage in the material at hand, we have to understand what we are reading, and this is where some students find difficulty.
Today the term dyslexia is frequently used to refer to a "normal" child or adult who seems much brighter than what his reading and written work suggest. Instead of getting involved in the wrangling over a definition, one could simply use the "symptoms" below as an indication that a child has a reading problem and therefore needs help.
Most educators today realize that teaching students how to read is not the sole responsibility of the language arts teacher, yet many teachers still struggle to come up with effective ways to actually improve reading comprehension in the classroom.