Here’s a video clip that @sheilaspeaking sent me in support of the comment that she made on a post earlier in the week. This might also support part of Nancy’s comment on the same post, relating to attitudes towards dyslexia.
For me, I’m open to learning as much as I can about what is actually happening when kids learning to read. Although we have some of this figured out, including some of the ways that we can help children that struggle, I sense that there is still so much more to learn.
One of the big take-aways for me in this video is that learning to read is not a natural process in the same way that learning to communicate orally is. There’s lots to do to support an interest in reading, an appreciation for text, and a love of a reading life. At the same time, some of our children will need more explicit support if they are going to be able to take full advantage of the power of the written word in our text-drenched world.
Thanks Sheila for placing this in front of us. Thanks to both Sheila and Nancy for their comments.