Sunday, February 28, 2016

Dyad Reading

Alysa Stewart writes on the Brightly website about dyad reading. You and your child read the same book out loud at the same time. You both point to each word and read naturally, no sounding out words. Your child uses sight, sound and touch to become a better, more fluent reader. She outlines the process here. I have used the technique without knowing its name with my grandchildren. It less stressful and more enjoyable for the child and the (grand)parent. Another benefit is being able to read stories above the child's reading level. Our ultimate goal is to make reading so enjoyable that it becomes a lifelong habit. It might be a method that would help your beginning or struggling reader.

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