Building Reading Skills in a Teenager. (13 + Years of age)
Depending on where your child attends school and the level at which he reads, he may, as an Teenager find himself exposed to anything remedial techniques to literary classics. Some schools offer a single course encompassing poetry, biography, short stories; others may offer a different course for each genre and still others make literature a part of the language curriculum.
The skills involved in reading are no different in Teenage than in first grade. The level of student’s ability to decode, or translate the printed word into one that is spoken; his size of vocabulary and the degree to which he comprehends what he reads are what determine his overall reading performance. Whether your Teenager needs help with phonics or with comprehension, you as a parent can help. Below are some ideas to improve reading skills.
Techniques to IMPROVE READING SKILLS
- Put your Teenager IN- Charge of reading aloud to a younger sibling.
- Encourage the use of bookmarks so that your TEEN can either rest his eyes while reading or close his eyes to visualize the action, without loosing his place.
- As a Visual strategy for keeping track of characters and events, teach your TEEN to compose a Scrap-Paper timeline.
- Allow your TEENAGER to enjoy an interesting storyline – without having to pronounce every word, by providing him Audio Books.
- First provide your Teenager a Movie enjoyed by Teens and then provide the novel of same movie for eg. Harry Potter.
- A phonics review can improve reading skills at any age. You can Look for a Tutor who can address phonics at an interest level appropriate to TEENS.
- Enjoy time together reading stories, poems and novels along with your TEEN. Discuss the material from time to time, asking questions that encourage your TEENAGER to think.
- Crossword Puzzles are a good means to increase vocabulary, you can work them out together.
- Keep a Handy Dictionary for homework, or suggest your TEEN take a look at online dictionary site to learn proper meanings of words.
- Thesaurus is a classic and must have in your child library collection.
- Scrabble helps TEENAGERS build spelling skills as they play a game.
Read my other articles for complete understanding of your CHILDS Learning Skills.
To see how you can ENHANCE and DEVELOP various skills of your TEENAGER yourself, click the links below.
Read Building Language Skills in Teenagers and Techniques to improve them
Read Building Science Skills in Teenagers and Techniques to improve them
Read Building Social Studies Skills in Teenagers and Techniques to improve them
Read Building Math Skills in Teenagers and Techniques to improve them
Take a Learning Styles quick check – Teenager’s( 13+ Years of age).
To Take a Quick Check of your child’s Learning Styles, click the links below.
Learning Styles Quick Check for INFANTS (Birth to 12 months).
Learning Styles Quick Check for Toddlers (13 months to 3 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Preschooler (3-5 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Kindergarteners (5-6 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Primary Grade 1 (6-7 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Primary Schooler (9-10 years).
Learning Style Quick Check for Teenager (13-14 years).
Learning style Quick Check for Parents.
See How you can ENHANCE and DEVELOP various skills of your Child during various stages, click the links below.
Infancy (Birth to 12 months).
Toddler (13 months to 3 years).
Primary Schooler (6-10 years).
Teenager (13 + years).
To determine your personal learning style and its influence on your child, click the links below.
Take the learning style Quick Check for parents.
PARENTS Learning Styles and Life Styles Quick check
Why Identify and Modify Learning Style
How Parental Learning style influences a Child’s style