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The reading process: Research supported teaching strategies

Reading is a highly complex, integrated activity that daunts as many as 33 percent of the population.

Many children become proficient readers regardless of how they are taught. However, for children who experience difficulty learning to gain meaning from print, reading must be systematically and carefully taught.  Mastering the following components of the reading process is essential if students are to become proficient readers.

Effective reading comprehension techniques: Clicks and Clunks

The "clicks and clunks" technique was originally introduced by Christine D. Bremer, Sharon Vaughn, Ann T. Clapper, and Ae-Hwa Kim in 2002.  Read their original article here.

When it "Clicks," all is well in the world of decoding and easy comprehension. Reading is a joyful way to explore the world!

But when students encounter parts of the text that are not understood, they "Clunk!" and the reading process slows down.

Times Tables - Why So Difficult?

A short web search only and you will find many utterances like the followings:

“Learning the "multiplication tables" is one of the first traumas that children usually face when learning arithmetic.”
“The dread rite of passage all children face: the multiplication tables.”
“Parents often remark that their children experience difficulty retaining their math’s times tables.”
“On a personal level, as a kid I found learning my multiplication tables terribly hard.”

The Future of Educational Technology - Education 3.0

by Stephen T. McClard - Superiored.com

 

Thinking of what education might look like in the next decade, one quickly realizes that the trends in technology are leaving a large number of our students behind. We no longer live in an age of visible movement when it comes to progress and innovation. Today is an age of exponential change. New and ever-improving technologies are popping up every day and in every corner of society.

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