kids-playingYou probably know that there is more to learning how to read than just memorization. At Read Smart in Tulsa, we teach these 7 key components of reading:

Phonemic Awareness

(The ability to distinguish sounds)

  • Sentence segmentation
  • Rhyme recognition
  • Rhyme production
  • Syllable blending
  • Syllable segmentation
  • Syllable deletion
  • Phoneme isolation of initial sounds
  • Phoneme isolation of final sounds
  • Phoneme blending
  • Phoneme segmentation
  • Phoneme deletion of initial sounds
  • Phoneme deletion of final sounds
  • Phoneme deletion of first sound in consonant blend
  • Phoneme substitution

Phonics

(The ability to put sounds together to make words)

  • Letters
  • Sounds
  • 44 phonemes
  • Short vowel words
  • Onset and rime
  • Long vowel words
  • Consonant digraphs
  • Consonant blends
  • Vowel digraphs
  • Vowel diphthongs
  • Multisyllabic words-closed syllables
  • Multisyllabic words-open syllables

Dictation

Hearing and writing sounds, words, and sentences.

Sight Words

Most frequently used words that are read from memory.

Fluency

Ability to read smoothly at the appropriate speed for a particular grade level.

Vocabulary

Understanding the meanings of words that are appropriate for a particular grade level.

Comprehension & Critical Thinking

  • Predicting
  • Main idea
  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Sequencing
  • Retelling
  • Context clues
  • Cause and effect
  • Inferencing