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Learning Reading Progress After 6months

November 26th, 2013 Posted in Learning Reading
Phonics Level 2 Story Book

Phonics Level 2 Story Book

Whew! I’m glad I finally reached here!It’s an achievement for Elden but it feels like an achievement for me!

After a few months of teaching Elden reading simple words phonetically, he is now ready to read a simple Level 2 book independently. Yes, I’m absolutely pleased that he started to read independantly! I put considerable weightage on starting kids to read at young age because reading can improve critical thinking skills. They tend to learn faster and at the same time reading encourage them to ask questions and find out about things that they are curious about. Read more »

Children Learning Reading: Lesson 19-21

May 20th, 2013 Posted in Learning Reading

How to Teach Children Learning Reading Letter I wordsI did not intend to teach Elden words with letter F because that’s lesson 20. He should be learning lesson 19 with letter I first. I printed both lesson cards together but when I was busy cutting lesson 19 words, he took lesson 20 words – which I haven’t teach him – and started reading on his own! Good try! Thanks to the phonics he learned. He did get the words like IF, OF, OFF, FAN, FUN, FOG and FIT right on his own. Read more »

Children Learning Reading: Lesson 16-18, G, D

April 28th, 2013 Posted in Learning Reading

Reading list reward chart, children learning readingGuess what!? Elden has completed the first part of Stage 1. His Part 1 reading list reward chart is full of stickers! I printed Part 2 and we’re ready for more reading challenges!

By speaking English at home, it makes learning reading a whole lot easier. Most of the time, I wouldn’t need to explain the meeting of the words.

When it comes to letter G, Elden can connect with some familiar rhymes like ‘frog in a bog’. Other Read more »

Children Learning Reading: Lesson 13-15

April 21st, 2013 Posted in Learning Reading

Elden is learning to read more and more new words. He’s doing well and enjoys learning reading! Lesson 13-15 introduces new letters like O, H and N. As he is learning phonics from school, it is not difficult to teach him some new words with these letters. Elden will always try to read the choppy blending method before attempting smooth blending method. When he started to be confident and recognizes certain words at sight, he will skip choppy blending and reads it right away. Read more »

Children Learning Reading: Lesson 12 – The

April 17th, 2013 Posted in Learning Reading
Children Learning Reading program

Elden Trying to Spot the Word ‘THE’ and Circling All Of It

Lesson 12 of the Children Learning Reading is rather simple. Child will learn about the word ‘THE’. This word is not read phonetically so do not try hard. According to Jim Yang, author of Children Learning Reading, the word ‘THE’ is a sight word.

What I did with Elden this time is just show the card at him and read it as it is. He managed to read it but the word looked rather unusual to him because all the while, any word introduced to him has a vowel in between and he reads it phonetically. Read more »

Children Learning Reading: Lesson 9-11, U, S, P

April 14th, 2013 Posted in Learning Reading

Children Learning ReadingWe didn’t learn new words few a days so as to give Elden some time to reflect on the words he learnt to read before lesson 9. I rather he go slow and steady than hurry and bulky. Anyway, learning reading for children should be an enjoyable journey. Not a destination. On and off, I’ll handpick some words from previous lessons for him to read. If he reads it more confidently, then I know he ready to proceed and accept more new words. Read more »

Children Learning Reading: Lesson 7-8 – Review

April 10th, 2013 Posted in Learning Reading

Children Learning Reading CardsMy jaw dropped! Elden came to me with his sticker reward chart and asked me ‘Mummy, are you ready for reading lessons today?’ I was pleasantly surprised.  As a matter of fact, I wasn’t ready. So I told him, “I’ll be ready after you keep your toys”. Just to keep him occupied while I head towards my printer and printed out the reading list for him.

It was a review reading lesson for Elden. All the words taught from lesson 1-6 are reviewed in lesson 7-8. I would think it is very important to review so as to retain his memory on words taught to him. I cut these cards out and kept them in a box so that I can flash at him anytime of the day. Read more »

Children Learning Reading: Lesson 4-6, C, T

April 9th, 2013 Posted in Learning Reading

Reading Reward Stickers with Children learning Reading programOk. Elden got 3 reward stickers yesterday for going through 3 reading lessons with me. He was super high spirit when I asked him ‘Are you ready for your reading lessons?’. ‘Yes, mummy!!,’ he answered with full of excitement. At the end of today lesson (4-6), he was proud to have achieve some reading ability. I’m not sure if I did ‘overpraise’ him by repeatedly saying ‘very good’ and ‘clever boy’! But if it worked like wonders, I might as well continue, haha! Read more »