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05/03/2019


A student’s reading proficiency can determine the type of opportunities they are eligible for during their academic and career paths. It can be easy for a student to think that reading isn’t a skill which they need to spend much time mastering. After all, why would you need to know how to read if your future career is trade-based or computer engineering? What these student’s don’t realize is that in order to learn their trade, including using equipment and safety procedures, they will need to read.

Improve Your Child's Reading Level

This means that not only will they need to read for their job, but how well they read can determine how well they learn a skill. If this sounds like a student in your home, The Tutoring Center, Arlington has some ideas to share which can help you to improve their reading proficiency.

Lead by Example

Your child will be far more likely to enjoy reading if they see you also enjoying the task. Whether you are reading a newspaper, a magazine, or even an article on your mobile device, if you find it interesting, share it with your child and have them read along with you. Seeing you enjoy the task and sharing this enjoyment with you is not only a great connection for children to have with reading, but it also helps to teach children that mobile devices are not used entirely for social media. They can actually be great learning tools.

Read Your Junk Mail

Signing up for an email account wasn’t the end to junk mail and bank notices as you may have thought. In fact, it can seem like even more makes its way into your mailbox. And while you likely discard the flyers and barely read over the bank notices, you can use these as a teaching platform. As you prepare dinner or wind down for the evening, ask your child to read these mail items to you aloud, helping them as they read. While it’s true that this is not traditionally educational reading material, the vocabulary choices and grammar your child will be exposed to otherwise wouldn’t be encountered in their classroom or while reading their textbooks. This can help them to expand their lexicon, improve their reading proficiency, and also improve their writing skills. If your student’s reading level is dropping when compared to their classmates or they are struggling with a particular subject, one-to-one tutoring in Arlington can help. To find out more, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Arlington by calling (817)-969-5100.

Learn New Words

When children encounter new words on their own, this can turn into a great lesson on how to sound out the letters and letter-sound combinations. However, as powerful as this technique is, it relies on a child’s knowledge of different letter and letter-sound combinations. If your children regularly play video games or watch TV while you prepare dinner, invite them into the kitchen to help you prepare your meal and include a brief reading lesson.
  • When using an item from a can or a jar, ask your children to read you the ingredient list and any nutritional information.
  • If you are using a recipe, ask your children to read it aloud as you follow along.
Of course, the ingredients list isn’t going to be filled with words your children will use every day. Instead, they introduce your child to a range of letter-sound combinations which they otherwise wouldn't encounter in their textbooks. With your supervision, it can be easier to help them learn how to sound out these letter combinations. This knowledge will help them to learn new words when they are reading alone.

Private Navigation

If you will be spending a day driving around to complete your errands, consider using the task as a teaching platform. Before you and your children leave, print the directions you will be taking throughout the day and ask your children to be your personal navigators. This lesson has some great benefits:
  • Street signs contain a range of words and letter-sounds which your children can learn.
  • You will be with them to help teach them new words they encounter.
  • The pressure to read the directions before you arrive at the next step can be a great motivator for children to focus and learn.

One-To-One Tutoring in Arlington Can Help

If your child struggles with reading or they need a little more homework help than you can provide, tutoring in Arlington can help. To find out more, book your free initial diagnostic assessment at The Tutoring Center, Arlington by calling (817)-969-5100 and speak with a professional tutor.

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