Improve Reading Comprehension and The Love for Reading — Webinars August 27th and 28th at 9 pm
Reading Comprehension Problems Often Persist. Just consider:
- Almost 90% of first graders with a word identification problem will become poor readers in fourth grade
- Over 70% of third graders with a reading disability (dyslexia) will still have the reading disability (dyslexia) in 12th grade
We have witnessed these challenges with our own kids and thousands of others. We are offering two webinars next week focused on why these problems often persist and how parents can improve their child’s reading comprehension and love for reading. Specifically:
- On Tuesday evening August 27th at 9 pm we will be discussing this for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. We will be providing you with tools you can use to get services from your child’s school. We will also discuss ways you can help at home.
- On Wednesday evening August 28th at 9 pm we will be offering a similar Webinar for students in grades 4 and above.
Reading Comprehension is the Key to Academic Success
What is the student’s reading comprehension? That is the question we often ask at school meetings and the answers may astound you:
- One 10th grader was tested by the school and they said he was reading at the 9th grade level. Which was true — he read well when he read out loud. The school had not measured his comprehension, When they did, they found out his reading comprehension was at the 4th grade level. This problem is quite common
- A 5th grader was reading at the 5th grade level but her reading comprehension was at the first grade level
- The real horror show was the 10th grader, where the school said her reading was 4 years below grade level and her comprehension was 9 years below grade level
- “Schools do not set goals for reading comprehension”. That is a mind boggling quote we often hear.
Reading fluency is an accurate measure of a child’s ability to correctly read fluently. This is measured by reading out loud.
But just because a child reads the words doesn’t mean the words are understood. Fluency can be strong at the exact same time comprehension is weak.
At 3D Learner, we recognize that word recognition and fluency are both important. But our key focus is on improving your child’s reading comprehension. Comprehension is the key that often unlocks an exciting learning breakthrough.
For students who learn differently, knowing how to improve comprehension is critical. Your child may need to take an entirely different approach to improve reading comprehension. Your child may need to both visualize what is being read to comprehend it.
7 Ways 3D Learner Helps Students Achieve Learning Breakthroughs:
- We start with a reading speed and comprehension assessment. Others often use indirect measures of reading. A direct focus on the key issue of comprehension is essential.
- We have found that mastering sight word vocabulary is a critical skill. This is approached most effectively in 3 dimensions.
- We address the key visual processing, attention and working memory issues that are critical. Each child has individual needs.
- Your child must learn how to visualize information being learned before true and enduring comprehension can take place.
- Assistive technology can be helpful.
- It is important to tap into your child’s interests during the process of improving comprehension. This is what builds a lifelong love of reading. Later, children can read other things, but at first we go with a “Chocolate Diet” – reading what your child loves to read.
- Improving comprehension and the love of reading is the proven approach to success. Improving reading speed and comprehension, and cultivating a love of reading creates massive change.
We offer a Success Assessment that screens for a learning difference and attention, anxiety and eye-teaming challenges. We recommend you do the “Online Success Assessment” with your child — their answers may surprise you. Then give us a call to discuss the results.
Join us for the Improve Reading Comprehension and the Love for Reading webinar — when you register below, you can either join the webinar or we will send you a replay