Becoming a Reader in 75 days

Becoming a Reader in 75 days

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Would you like to strengthen your child’s reading skills? This new course is for parents and caregivers of children aged 4 to 6 who want to learn the core strategies for supporting their child in becoming a reader.

Parents and caregivers are a child’s first teachers. They build the foundation for language and literacy skills from the moment a child is born. Parents and caregivers can enable their child to become a confident reader when they know the best sequence for teaching foundational skills and have a repertoire of fun and engaging activities they can use to teach their child.

Course structure
The course spans 15 weeks. Each week you will have access to a pre-recorded webinar and a series of activities designed to help you support learning at home.

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The first stage of ‘becoming a reader’ usually begins in kindergarten or grade 1. This is when children begin to learn the relationships between letters and sounds, how sounds are put together to form words, and how words can be used to form sentences.

When children do not learn to read efficiently during the primary school years, it is almost always because they have not learned how to decode words. This course equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge and sequence of foundational reading skills, which is focused on the decoding of words. It also provides fun and engaging activities for teaching children at home.

  • The essentials of the Science of Reading and why it matters
  • The sequence for teaching the foundational skills – a weekly ‘menu’
  • Seventy-five fun and engaging activities proven to be effective with young children
  • Eight ways to increase your child’s motivation to read
  • How to instill ‘habits of mind’ that support children’s development
  • Simple tools to assess your child’s progress

Children learn to read at different rates. The rate at which a child becomes a skilled reader depends on many factors. However, despite individual differences, one factor is key for all children: learning time. Your child will make the best progress during the 75-day period if you spend an hour per day teaching the foundational skills.

Our professional learning content was created by Dr. Doug Willms and a team of literacy experts. Dr. Willms, a graduate of Stanford University, President of the International Academy of Education, and a Member of the US National Academy of Education will be delivering the course and outlining the most effective learning strategies you can use with your child.