This week I had the opportunity to work one-on-one with Mariah, an enthusiastic third grader who is eager to improve her reading. Mariah often rushes past unfamiliar words -- a common challenge for struggling readers. Mariah and I reviewed the following strategies to figure out on which word she is stuck:
*Use initial sound cues
*Use picture cues
*Use context clues from the sentence as a whole
We also discussed how good readers monitor as they go, to ensure what they’ve read makes sense. After some prompting, Mariah began to utilize these strategies on her own to figure out some tough words. I praised her efforts and beamed! I look forward to seeing her continued progress and we at Hope Exchange look forward to the weeks and months ahead of working with Mariah and her peers knowing they will accomplish great things! Stay tuned to our blog for more updates on tutoring and other school year program activity. Thanks for your support of our mission!
written by Rose Palley, ENHE teacher