The Importance Of Reading Instruction

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Reading instruction is very important, especially for beginning readers. Without the proper teaching techniques and classroom instruction students can fall permanently behind by the third grade. Using reading intervention plans can help save those students that slipped by and are struggling in the high grades, it also can prevent a student from falling behind at all with early intervention. The Flex program from McGraw-Hill is a data driven program proven effective from results and evidence based practices. When used correctly reading intervention programs can save a student’s literacy.

An effective reading program would have a high success rate for remedial and struggling readers. A reading intervention program should address
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Before looking at what makes an effective reading program, one needs to look at what makes reading instruction effective. The Learning First Alliance produced the nine components of effective reading instruction, “The first component is phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, and concepts of print. These are important to reading instruction because if a student has poor phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, and concepts of print, are more likely to fall behind in reading skills. Students that lack at these skills will have trouble with sound-symbol association and blending. The Learning First Alliance also added the second which focuses alphabetic code, phonics and decoding, for accurate reading the student depends on phonic knowledge. When this knowledge of phonics is present a student does not need to depend on context clues to decipher a word, they are able to decode it, name it, and then use a context clue for the meaning. The third component of effective reading instruction is fluent, automatic reading of text. This requires new readers to use their decoding skills for automatic reading, which improves comprehension. Readers that are struggling with fluency have a slower …show more content…
Pikulski says, “Correcting the reading problem should be a priority, not trying to prevent the reading problems from happening”. This is a well-educated opinion because a reading problem cannot be prevented. Reading disabilities will always be present, so how is one to prevent a disability? They cannot but they can help correct it and improve the student’s skills. The idea of correcting seems like a more viable task because the students with problems can be identified and worked with to their individual needs, rather than attacking all students with the same material trying to prevent something that is unpreventable in some students and not even present in the

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