16 Strategies to Help Students Who Do Not Identify Words on Grade Level
Are you looking for strategies to help students who do not identify words on grade level? If so, keep reading.
1. Give the learner an app or a hand-held educational device to practice sight words they are learning. Drill and repetition are often appropriate to commit words to memory.
2. Give the learner a quiet area (e.g., table, study booth, etc.) where they may go to practice sight words.
3. Get the learner to read aloud to the teacher each day. Give evaluative feedback.
4. Begin with simple words and sounds where the learner achieves 95% to 100% accuracy. Do not move on to more complicated terms until practice, drill, and review of previous lessons produces accuracy.
6. Minimize the emphasis on competition. Competitive learning activities may cause the learner to hurry and make errors.
7. Teach the learner individual consonant and vowel sounds.
8. On occasions where the learner has difficulty with reading words on grade level, urge them to continue working. We all have areas of weakness that we need to work on.
9. Provide mobility; be regularly near the learner to give reading assistance.
10. Get the learner to read high interest signs, advertisements, notices, etc., from newspapers, movie promotions, magazines, etc.; placing emphasis on reading skills.
11. Urge classroom teachers to include more unconventional learning experiences.
12. Give the learner an increased chance for help or assistance on academic tasks (e.g., peer tutoring, instructions for work sent home, frequent interactions, etc.).
14. Consider using AI to teach reading comprehension.
15. Consider using Alexa to teach reading skills.
16. Try using one of our many apps designed to teach literacy skills and help students with reading issues: