How to Teach Your Child to Read in 2019! | Teacher Mom Vlog

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so what is the best way to teach your

child how to read in 2019 I'm going to

tell you right now what's up guys my

name is Aquila and I am a certified

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don't miss a thing so one of the most

common questions I get from parents and

teachers is how do I teach my child or

child how to read so the reason I made

this video is because there's a lot of

videos out there on YouTube especially

early childhood learning videos that are

either wrong outdated or ineffective in

teaching children how to read now a lot

of you are gonna ask why why why

throughout this entire video because if

I answered every why question this would

be a very very long video however I will

start off by just addressing some of the

three major things that we're kind of

doing wrong that needs to change

so one of the things is learning

teaching a child to read using their

ABCs in ABC order that's not the most

effective way of teaching a child to

read because research has shown from

some of the top educational experts and

consultants in this country and abroad

we want the child reading authentically

as fast as possible as early as possible

so if you're teaching an ABC order going

both you're not being effective the next

big misconception is with sight words

you'll see a lot of people and a lot of

videos too saying here sit your child in

front of this and teach them sight words

sidewards is a

very outdated way of teaching a child to

read now I learned how to read with that

method it's called the whole language

approach and I would say there's nothing

wrong with it because I turned out well

but for a great majority of the kids

learning to read that way was slow and

effective and we saw that later on down

the line they had trouble reading

phonetically reading words that they

were not familiar with so throw sight

words out the door a little bit we still

use them but we're going to use them in

a different way and the final big

mistake is teaching a child how to read

using the standard English alphabet we

use something called the dis start

alphabet when we're teaching a child how

to read and I'll tell you why so the

standard alphabet looks like this if you

read this up here it says Pam had ham

that's perfectly fine because every

letter here in every word makes the

sound the same sound

so this Emma says boom this M says mmm

this a says ah this a said at this a

says act that would be totally fine if

that were the case in English and and

it's just not for example look here he

and she go to the lake if you look at

these underlined words or the underlined

letters here e makes a different sound

here here it says e here it says e here

it says ah and here the e is silent

watch out supposed to do it makes it

really hard to learn English because of

that and it's the same with the letters

a here as well so what we do is we

switch it up and we use the dist our

alphabet which gifts kids little hints

on how you pronounce that sound so for

example we put a little line on top of

the letters that say their name so for

example here the child knows that we say

e as in he you say o here and here you

say a as opposed to this o where you

don't say oh okay

you say - as opposed to this a where it

doesn't say its name it says ah so

that's why we teach using the dist our

alphabet that being said what is the

best way to teach your child how to read

in 2019 well it's a mix of direct

phonics instruction mixed in with sight

words in a specific order in a way

that's fun and all of that what I just

said is research-based

so let's jump in and get started with

our materials first of all everything I

use here is linked in the description

box below I find that I'm two ways

either I want it for free or I want it

right now and all together so just to

let you know most everything that I'm

using here you can get from your local

library for free or wait and get it

secondhand if you have the patience if

you're like me on some days and I'm like

nope just give me everything I need I'm

going to start teaching my child how to

read tomorrow

Amazon Prime it to me I also put a list

down there that has everything you need

right there you just add it to your cart

and you'll have all these materials

ready to go to start teaching your child

how to read to morrow now for the

purposes of this video I've kind of

outlined the steps to learning how to

read in like ten steps so the first step

is you're going to get some sort of

reading tracker this makes it fun

learning how to read is not always fun

and it's tough and challenging for kids

so all this is is a little tracker that

my kids take and put a sticker on the

number of lessons that they've done and

when they reach a certain number of

lessons when they hit three lessons done

when they get eight lessons then when

they hit 11 all the way up to when they

finish the program or finish the lessons

that I am teaching them they get rewards

can be free rewards like getting a

high-five party getting your nails

painted at home it doesn't need to be

anything paid I do have a treasure box

full of goodies that I found for free or

at my local goodwill stickers and things

like that

number two you introduce this star

alphabet we've already talked about this

but you're going to introduce it in a

specific way

any good learning program will introduce

these sounds and just about this order

because we want children reading right

away research has also shown that the

earlier child is able to engage in

actual reading the better we'll be

for them longer term so II we teach

those sounds early on because think

about it if we didn't teach until we got

way 20 letters down to the T in the

alphabet then my child would have to

learn 19 sounds before they could sound

out the word the what you're gonna do

with that though is you need to learn

how to say these sounds yourself and I'm

saying that as someone again who did not

learn how to read phonetically and so it

was really hard for me as a first and

second year reading teacher to teach

phonics to my students with I didn't

know it myself so I had to practice

you're gonna practice these sounds on

your own the best way to practice the

sounds is to think about a word that

ends with that sound for example d a lot

of people when they teach a child how to

say T teachers included will say the D

as in dog duh duh

you're saying duh the sound is it's

different had I'm not saying Hannah I'm

saying had okay and so it can be a

little bit tricky but the reason we want

to do that is because when you're

teaching kids these sounds we want to

make it accurate otherwise it's way to

be more difficult for them to pick up on

those sounds while they're read one of

the reasons why I love this book is

because it's got a pronunciation guide

in the beginning they will teach you how

to say the sound so that you can teach

your child so I would highly recommend

grabbing this from your local library or

getting it in Amazon using my links

below so we are teaching these sounds in

this particular order using just our


number three is you teach the child to

write as you are teaching them the

sounds so day one when you teach ooh you

also of the child right out mmm I love

this paper it's very plain and very

simple especially for young writers

however you can also use a whiteboard

all right now after the child learns a

few sounds we're going to

teach them how to blend and I like to do

is tell my children and the kids that

I'm teaching to blend like Dory talks

when she's talking like a whale so when

doing talks like the whale she talks

like this there's no sound in between

the words she is saying a lot of parents

and teachers will mistakenly do this mm

II me that's not right the way you sound

out the word is like this mmm

not taking a breath in between these

sounds meant met if the child is going

mmm man tell them no say like Dory

mat mat why because trust me I've taught

fifth graders who are still segmenting

out each sound like this and they can't

put the whole word together so you're

going to teach blending in an accurate

way number five once the child has some

consonants and vowels under their belt

we're going to introduce decodable

technique horrible text use this

particular order of sounds so that

children can read entire books or

passages on their own now you can find

decodable text in a few places one of

them that teachers use is called reading

A through Z it's not free it's a

subscription-based service the other

thing that is really really popular are

Bob books Bob books are just the type of

decodable text and the reason I love

them is because they're small they're

little and the child can say wow I read

an entire book by myself and that boosts

up confidence and that makes this

process a whole lot more fun for kids so

I'd highly recommend picking up some Bob

books and introducing them after the

child knows some letter sounds so number

six which kind of goes with number five

is you're introducing sentence reading a

child starts here goes all the way to

here learns how to read a sentence they

learn that there are spaces in between

each word

right here and you blend the RAM is sad

and they learn to stop at the end of a

sentence when they see a period now

you're gonna slowly and slowly tap the

child increase the speed in which they

are reading these sentences because

they're going to be reading it so slow

at first that they don't even understand

what they read so you're going to show

them good you write it slow no I'm going

to read it the fast way the RAM is sad

and you're going to slowly over a couple

weeks do that and that child will be

reading sentences like this in no time

this is when it starts to get really


number eight sight words now this is the

time when we start to introduce sight

words well what are sight words there

are two types of sight words one type of

sight where it is a high frequency word

and those words occur so often in the

English language that we want kids to

kind of just see them and see them the

other type of sight word our words like

was that cannot be sounded out no matter

what you do so that's the type of sight

word that you're actually going to

introduce first and you just say okay

sound this word out and then you say yep

so that word actually says was and

there's no way to sound out this word

there are some words that we cannot

sound out in the English language

so we just have to know them this is one

of them this word is was what word is

this was there you go and so some of

these other words just occur so

frequently in the English language that

we just want kids to know them now we

don't want to start with this because I

want my child to be able to decode this

word I want the child to be able to

sound out this word but I also want them

to be able to say it fast and when I say

it fast I mean within three seconds

sometimes you'll see people going like

this what does it say what does it say

what does it say you're going way too

fast give them a few seconds it is okay

for a child to take about three seconds

in kindergarten age to be able to decode

a word or to actually be able to get a

word from their memory bank now move

sideways again we're not just going to

take these

sideways and flip them in front of their

face that's the old-school way we're

gonna play games with these sight words

we're gonna have the kids engage with

these sight words and really super fun

ways one thing I like to do is hide

sight words around my house and tell my

child to find it when they bring it back

to me I say okay give me a sentence with

this word

okay now let's paint the words we're

really gonna dive deep here and we're

getting away from a culture of just

simply saying the word and moving on

I love these particular sight word cards

because they first of all they feel

really nice but they also already have

sentences on the back of them and that's

just another way of diving deep with a

child however obviously you can make

your own side words with flashcards or

print them out off of the Internet so

these sight words are actually the first

20 24 H sight words here that occur in

about 25% of any text a kindergartner is

going to be reading so start with these

sight words number nine now we're going

to reinforce all the work that we're

continuously doing with games and

activity books so I recently found this

Bob books developing readers workbooks I

love it I've looked through it and it's

not perfect but I love that it

correlates with their other books and it

gives children a chance to start to

write words right away this is a super

good workbook so I would highly

recommend it however you can do any

activity you want in order to get kids

engaging with reading including reading

to them and finally number 10 we're

going to start to point out some word

families to a child word families are

just combinations of letters that we see

common in the English language so we can

sound this out it says ah once the child

knows how to sound out some word

families then you teach them oh did you

notice that whenever we see this is this

up and when I just change a consonant in

front of this it says something


stop cop Bop okay so you teach that

those word families after the child can

already sound out the words alright so

that's it

now you know everything you need to know

in order to teach your child how to read

do go and pick up a text like this that

is from an authoritative source because

even though it's not really complicated

to teach a child how to read it is

difficult because there are a lot of

small little things for example the

names of the sounds actually make also

giving corrections to a child that these

experts know that is kind of difficult

to learn the reason why I love this is

because it's scripted and everything you

tell a child is right here in pink all

you have to do is read it and you're

able to give clear direct instruction

that will really benefit the child in

the long run so I hope this video has

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