Please help me my DD is in K- she is doing well but she is NOT getting blending to sound out words-- she knows her site words by memorization same with her decodable books--its memorization not "reading"-- I feel this being a snowball effect soon-- we practice daily plus online stuff like star fall but she is just not getting it... helpAnswer Question
Answer by secondtyme520 at 10:58 PM on Jan. 17, 2010
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Answer by happynewyorker at 11:35 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
First of all, memorizing is reading. It's a very important part of reading. The English language is very complicated and many commonly used words can't be sounded out, so to be a proficient reader it is very important that children can identify words without always sounding them out.
I can see why you are concerned that this might cause a snowball effect, but unless her teacher is concerned I wouldn't panic yet. Depending on the curriculum, she may not have even been taught how to blend sounds into words yet. Kindergarten curriculums across the country move a different paces. Most focus on individual letter sounds for the first half of the year. So blending sounds into words may be a new skill.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 11:49 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
If she knows her letter sounds you can help her by modeling how to sound out words when you read to her. When you come to a simple word stretch out the sounds before saying the word. Point at each letter as you say the sound. Don't ask her to do it until she's interested. Watching you model the skill will help her understand that sounding words out is part of reading grown ups don't don't have to do often, but it helps kids when they are learning.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 11:52 AM on Jan. 18, 2010
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