One of the challenges of teaching students to read is that they all learn differently from one another. Some are visual learners who need to see things on the board. Kinesthetic learners might benefit from many different approaches, as long as they incorporate some kind of physical movement. And, while all students learn through repetition, some need it much more than others.
Although we haven’t always referred to it as such, I have used the procedures and strategies of the science of reading in my classroom throughout my career. Fortunately, the science of reading encourages a variety of approaches to meet the individual learning needs of all students. Here’s how it works in my classroom.