Posts Tagged ‘teach reading’

Mom Reports: Reading Kingdom “takes the frustration out of forcing phonics”

Renita is a mom who tried just about every reading program out there before discovering Reading Kingdom.  Here’s what she thinks about our unique approach to literacy: There are a lot of online reading programs out there today.  We have tried many…many of them.  So far Reading Kingdom has become a favorite of Lydia’s.  She has been working with the…

Mom Replaces Phonics Program with Reading Kingdom. What Happens Next Will Surprise You:

Sarah is a mom who decided to try letting her son use Reading Kingdom in lieu of his normal phonics curricula.  Here are her results from the experiment: My son was asking to do his lessons on Reading Kingdom. I let him do his lessons on the program in lieu of doing his actual phonics curricula during the review period. …

Ask Reading Kingdom: Could phonics instruction contribute to the development of dyslexia?

Chris (Parent) asks Could phonics instruction contribute to the development of dyslexia? Dr. Marion Blank (Reading Kingdom Founder) answers: This question at first glance may seem “far out.” It is basically asking: Is it possible that the dominant and well-intended teaching method used in reading instruction can cause the very difficulties it was designed to avoid? In other words it…

Should Parents Teach Kids Phonics?

Nan (parent and teacher) asks: Should I teach my kids phonics?  Why or why not? Dr. Marion Blank (Reading Kingdom Founder) answers: In general, phonics is so deeply ingrained in our culture that for many, it is difficult to imagine any teaching of reading that does not contain this aspect of instruction. But let’s think for a moment about the…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Will the “Reading Wars” Ever be Over?

Frank (Reading Teacher) asks: Will the “reading wars” ever be over? Reading Kingdom answers: Prediction is hazardous and I will try to avoid it by taking a somewhat different tack in approaching this question. Rather than comment on the future, I will start by dealing with the past—in particular, the forces that I believe are responsible for the continuation of…

What are the best reading habits to teach your kids?

Barbara (Parent) asks: What are the best reading habits to teach your kids? Reading Kingdom answers: To answer this question in the most helpful way, it is useful to distinguish between two main types of reading: one is the required reading for school; the other is the pleasure reading that a child elects to do. The question best applies to…