Have you ever had the experience of teaching someone to read? What was the experience like?
I taught 3-5 year olds to read for years and it a wonderful experience which I still miss to this day!
The euphoric feeling I had when the little one read her/his first word and the realised that this marks on the page actually meant something was so, so rewarding.
I always remembered at that moment I had given that child the gift, the window into a whole new exciting world. Communication, literature, education, culture , and so much more...
Teaching a child to read: one of the most rewarding jobs ever.
Friend this is a question that requires good intro and outer perspective. Mathematics are key. We tend to think of reading as a word game. In fact it is a logic game. My eldest daughter skipped a grade. My youngest daughter was held back a grade. My current 2nd grader is a super star reading at near fourth grade level.
That youngest daughter was High School president and full ride scholarship to Berkeley. Teaching someone to read is not where it is at. Learning to read with someone is awesome.
So on my road to a degree in philosophy and pre-law they made me take 4 advanced courses in math. Brutal a=b =c unless c is equivalent to d stuff.
Site words and spelling are critical so that we do not flounder on the minutiae. Memorization is the stuff of a foundation.
Never a book to read but always a story to learn.
I just might fall asleep reading Mathew So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Yet not a book to be seen. Reading is a sense. Pictures that arise are reflections to understand.
My wife was a Buddhist. She had a degree in English. As a second language. We learned the Bible together as she learned to read the concept of God after her conversion. I did not teach her to read, I experienced her love of the words written 2 thousand years ago and also the constitution 200 years ago. Precious gifts shared.
So I reckon after my niece and nephew and my four children and my wife they taught me to read.
Maybe they got a little of my treasuring of each word written from me. I do not know. And I wish I could say that I taught them to read with their seven degrees. But in truth as we curled up in my easy chair last night I am quite certain that my 7 year old taught me to read again.
A beautifully scripted piece , Erik Dierker.
I recognised and empathised when you wrote about your own children's experience: "learning to read together". How very well expressed.
You mentioned Mathematics was the key. Everything is Maths?
I see from your family experience there is much to reflect on. I have never taught someone to read especially as a parent. I cannot imagine the feeling when a child reads there first sentence, understands it, and takes delight they did do that deed.
Marie I should have been a little more clear on math. Math is just the easiest way to study logic. When we read or write it must make sense. This is logic. "Son, what was the meaning of the story?" Why does 6+6=12.
"Delight", "amazement", "magical moment" describe the look on a child's face at that crucial moment.
I must say I'm a little curious as to know why you asked this unusual, interesting question.
Hello Marie. I was pondering my past a little and experience. I remember how much my nephews/nieces adored their books and desired they be read to them. I remember them later reading them to me. They were quite pleased sharing their new talent.
I had one experience on teaching someone to read. The son of my second wife knew how to pronounce any word but his problem was he didn't know what was being said.
What I did was get him the book called "The Pig War" and I first had him to read a sentence then ask him who was talking, what was they talking about who were they talking to and the like. At first I pointed out how to tell who was talking then, who they were talking to and what they saying. I encouraged him to reason which what every word meant alone and then where it was included in the sentence.
In less than a week he would get the news paper and began to tell me what what in it, who was saying what and all the rest. The first time he did it I asked him how did he know those things and he told me they were in the newspaper. I got it and red what he had been reading to discover he did get it from there.
To me, that was a veer interesting and encouraging experience to me and something I attempt house to aid others to read today.
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