Even with the most meticulous summer routines, it’s inevitable that reading patterns can shift during the summer. As August grows closer and we prepare for the coming back-to-school time, setting your children or students up for growing success is important. This is especially crucial in young learners who are in the beginning or middle of the journey of learning how to read. With the time left in summer, here are a few tips on how to get back on track with phonics.
Re-establish reading patterns
During the school year, students will be spending a good amount of time every day learning to read. This occurs both at school and at home. As such, it’s important to re-establish reading patterns and begin having your children set aside 30 minutes to an hour every day to read.
Review school material from last year
In preparation for the first day of school, it’s always a good idea to get back into the swing of things by reviewing the material from the previous school year. For phonics and reading, this means looking at where the students left off in their reading journey and practicing every day.
Especially with reading, getting ahead by purchasing and practicing phonics programs is a lovely way to prepare for the upcoming school year. Most phonics programs will provide lessons and books by age and reading level. This allows for your children to look ahead to what’s next in their reading journey and start early.