How to Read
If you want to learn how to read, you came to the right place. Below are easy steps that will help you understand the process as well as have a general idea about the topic. But before starting with the steps, you need to know the basic concepts about read. Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols for the intention of deriving meaning (reading comprehension) and/or constructing meaning. Written information is received by the retina, processed by the primary visual cortex, and interpreted in Wernicke's area. Reading is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas. Readers use a variety of reading strategies to assist with decoding (to translate symbols into sounds or visual representations of speech) and comprehension. Readers may use morpheme, semantics, syntax and context clues to identify the meaning of unknown words. Readers integrate the words they have read into their existing framework of knowledge or schema (schemata theory). Other types of reading are not speech based writing systems, such as music notation or pictograms. The common link is the interpretation of symbols to extract the meaning from the visual notations. Reading is an important tool for people of many societies, allowing them to access information which might have otherwise been unavailable.
Easy Steps to Read
Below are simple steps to learn how to read. Go step by step, and check your progress.
- Talk and listen.
- Recognizing and using individual sounds to create words, or phonemic awareness.
- Listen to stories read aloud.
- Understanding the relationships between written letters and spoken sounds, or phonics.
- Pretend to read.
- Developing the ability to read a text accurately and quickly, or reading fluency.
- Learn how to handle books.
- Learn about print and how it works.
- Identify letters by name and shape.
- Learning the meaning and pronunciation of words, or vocabulary development.
- Identify separate sounds in spoken language.
- Write with scribbles and drawing.
- Connect single letters with the sounds they make.
- Acquiring strategies to understand, remember and communicate what is read, or reading comprehension strategies.
- Connect what they already know to what they hear read.
- Predict what comes next in stories and poems.
- Connect combinations of letters with sounds.
- Recognize simple words in print.
- Sum up what a story is about.
- Write individual letters of the alphabet.
- Write words.
- Write simple sentences.
- Read simple books.
- Write to communicate.
Practice makes perfect, don't hesistate to practice to achieve the desired goal. Try to combine the steps above with the video below in order to obtain the most information about how to read.
How to Read Video
Below is also a video to help you learn how to Read.
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