When my daughter went to the first class, she already knew the alphabet and knew how to read. She read correctly, clearly, expressively, but … slowly, very slowly. Over each word, she froze, moved her lips, wrinkled her forehead, and only then spoke aloud.
At first, this did not affect her academic performance, because many of her classmates did not even know how to read at all. But time passed, and the speed of its reading remained at the same level. I decided to change tactics a bit and work with it using a new method.
New tricks in training
First of all, reading another book, I asked my daughter to choose the part of the text that she wants to read herself. Then she gave her a piece of white paper, with which she covered the text she had already read (so as not to read each word twice).
While my daughter was reading, I noticed the time and after that counted the number of words read. After some time, we again returned to the same text and again noticed the time spent. Three repetitions were enough for the reading speed almost doubled, so I showed my daughter that she can read faster.
Almost every day I asked my daughter to read a small text, but not out loud, but to myself. After that, she told me a brief reading, pointed out words that she did not understand, and I explained to them their meaning.
Additionally, I made several sets of cards. Some were written with several vowels in a row (transport, out loud, arrange). On the other column growing words (house, house, domichok). And in the third set there were words with missing letters (they had to be inserted).
We train at any time
In addition, all the tasks for the day I now wrote on bright postcards or colorful leaves. Sometimes I changed the words in sentences (for example, instead of putting books on the shelf, I wrote a shelf for books to remove), this trick helped her to learn how to put words into words.
Any our trip in transport also turned into an educational game. I asked my daughter to read the inscriptions on advertising signs, the names of streets and shops. At first, the rumble of cars and the surrounding noise brought her down a bit, but over time she learned to focus.
Thanks to such uncomplicated training, by the end of the school year, the daughter again led in reading performance. She no longer asked me to read to her, instead she enrolled in the library and constantly retold to me the read works.
And what game learning techniques did you use?