If you use the same methods for working on comprehension, it can get a little boring for your student (and for you!). Try some different strategies.
We are pro-phonics here at CTI. Here is a way to teach a sound without having to prepare any lesson plans! Give it a shot!
- Before beginning a new book, preview the book with your student by reading the title and looking through some of the pages/pictures. Next, make a prediction about what might happen. Then, as you read, look to see if your prediction is accurate. This will help with comprehension — they have a new reason to pay attention to what they’re reading!
- To teach a new sound, write 4 or 5 words that use that sound and see if your student can detect the pattern and the sound it makes (e.g. rain, aim, wait, train = “ai” in all words and it seems to make long a sound)