Reading is a highly complex, integrated activity that daunts as many as 33 percent of the population.
Many children become proficient readers regardless of how they are taught. However, for children who experience difficulty learning to gain meaning from print, reading must be systematically and carefully taught. Mastering the following components of the reading process is essential if students are to become proficient readers.
Appreciation and enthusiasm for reading
It comes as no surprise that children who are passionate about reading are more skillful readers. Reading is more exciting to students when students are:
* Read to frequently
* Allowed to choose their reading material
* Exposed to a wide variety of interesting reading materials