Sharpen Reading Activities


Reading a Storybook

At the end of each unit, we ask Learners to read a storybook. Our storybooks have been carefully written to include only words with letter-sounds that the Learners have been explicitly taught. This means that Learners will be able to sound out all the words in the text without relying on strategies like guessing at the word based on the first or last sound, or using picture clues to figure out the words. Learners need to read extended text in order to improve reading skills. Moreover, reading a complete book, even a very simple one, is an important milestone for Learners that helps them recognize and appreciate their own improvement. Reading the story to Learners first helps them learn any new vocabulary or phrasing in the text they may not be familiar with, and it greatly reduces their anxiety about reading it themselves.