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Why Can't I Skip My Twenty Minutes of Reading Tonight?
Let's figure it out mathematically!
Student A reads 20 minutes five nights of every week.
Student B reads only 4 minutes a night or not at all!
Step 1: Multiply minutes a night by 5 times each week.
Student A reads 20 minutes x 5 times a week = 100 minutes/week
Student B reads 4 minutes x 5 times a week = 20 minutes
Step 2: Multiply minutes a week by 4 weeks each month.
Student A reads 400 minutes a month.
Student B reads 80 minutes a month.
Step 3: Multiply minutes a month x 9 months/school year.
Student A reads 3600 minutes in a school year.
Student B reads 720 minutes in a school year.
Student A practices reading the equivalent of ten whole school days a year. Student B gets the equivalent of only two school days of reading practice.
By the end of 6th grade, if Student A and Student B maintain these same reading habits,
Student A will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days.
Student B will have read the equivalent of only 12 school days.
One would expect the gap of information retained will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance. How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a student?
Questions to Ponder:
Which student would you expect to read better?
Which student would you expect to know more?
Which student would you expect to write better?
Which student would you expect to have a better vocabulary?
Which student would you expect to be more successful in school....and in life?
Encourage daily reading at home for your child.
Better yet, join your child and be an exemplary role model for reading!
APRIL IS AUTISM MONTH!
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Instruction for Students With Mental Retardation
Approaches to teaching reading to students with mental
retardation fall broadly into two categories. One broad category is the traditional or direct instruction approach, which teaches reading as distinct subsets of skills such as phonics and sight word recognition. The traditional approach is based on a behaviorist model, emphasizing drill and practice of a linear set of literacy skills.
The second approach is a progressive, holistic approach that teaches comprehension and critical thinking along with phonological awareness, decoding, vocabulary, and reading for enjoyment.
For more information, contact The Reading Clinic at our newest location:
5223 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
302.832.1023 or 215.849.4515
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Your tax deductible contribution and generosity will enable The Reading Clinic, Inc. to fulfill its mission of providing quality, research-based, diagnostic testing and educational services.
The Reading Clinic, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the literacy skills of children at risk for reading failure. The Reading Clinic, Inc. was founded on the principle that every child can learn. The Reading Clinic, Inc. provides comprehensive, diagnostic testing and educational services for children exhibiting reading and language-based learning deficits associated with age-appropriate reading, spelling and writing, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Cognitive Processing Challenges and Dyslexia, the most common reading disability.
The essential goal of The Reading Clinic, Inc. is to assist families and schools with early identification and intervention to maximize a child’s ability to achieve his or her full potential and preserve self-esteem. Its mission is to help children, adolescents and adults overcome the barriers they face due to reading and language difficulties.
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