The 3 Realities About Reading Skill – Mentoring and Mastering

Reading, there are numerous ways to teach reading and the challenge lies in choosing the right way to teach. Literacy demands reading which is the bed rock for the strong education. Teachers generally approach new and strategic ways to inculcate reading in children. Schools on the other hand, welcome students even with the minimum vocabulary but when they exit the school they make sure that the child is equipped with the vocabulary equal or more than the age desires. By way of being ignored for years in this evaluation so is the time now to get the clear definition of helping students read more and benefit more.

If you are a teacher or a mentor you may have to optimize the answers for the following questions which would serve to outcome the best guide to all those including parents to understand and develop the habit of learning.
  1. Importance of Reading, the ultimate skill development.
  2. What is the right book for the child? Tips to choosing the right book.
  3. How can a child compete in reading? Fostering consistent reading!

Well, as we start to discuss the above 3 points of fostering the reading habit among the generation today and drive the force of self-confidence and knowledge in each of them, it may be wondered the importance and the essentials of reading but the truth lies in the fundamentally reading, which is the only force behind overall success.

Importance of Reading, the ultimate skill development!

Reading habit proves essential for all stages if life and it is demonstrates to reduce stress while it adds to your vocabulary and improves the memory. It is one another reason to stay focused and concentration, it stays to be the only tool for you to become a better communicator and a profound writer, of all it generates better sleep and keeps you away from Alzheimer.

For the most profession reading is primary while the good readers prove to be great professionals and great thinkers. Its rather a cool thing to know that reading transforms the person to be great communicators. Let’s keep this going for a while and the other benefits which would incorporates are reading is a brain workout, reduces stress, improves attitude, more topic to converse, better writing skills, improved focus, develops concentration, enriches vocabulary and builds confidence. Well, these may sound to be the general benefits as most of the teachers and parents would counsel over reading is a food to mind and soul.


“Diligence in reading skill helps you in

the most desired and competitive skill development,

when you do it with ample passion, 

you are sure to find a duck soup.”


Few more reasons why you should not forego or decline reading.

Social Skill: Just beyond your communication skills, reading nourishes and widens the minds to have a comprehensive thinking and have a better approach over life.

Competitive Skills: Another most desired skill that can be possessed is thinking out-of-the-box that makes paves way to brighter and innovative career.

Knowledge: Penetrates to the new circumference of better writing with improved vocabulary, deepening the concepts and builds upright foundation.

Overall, it builds a better personality, providing yourself a disciplined culture and as the concentration improves inevitably the enriched personality develops.

In simple words, the importance of reading and the habit that needs to be practiced is been well said by a French Writer, Michel de Montalgne, “We can be knowledgeable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom”.

What is the right book for the child? Tips to choosing the right book.

Right book is something that sounds weird, as our general classroom practice shows that the book gets indexed based on the level of reading or based on the age of readers. In the recent times this concept gets outdated and the method of choosing the right book is no way related to the grades, levels or age groups. The standard of reading and the interest has a vertical progression and the general instructional level would frustrate the reader. The mentor, teacher or the parent faces this challenge in choosing the right read for the child and as we encountered the passionate teachers who denoted that the books are generally allowed for the child to pick one and as the child browses over the pages and with the option to provide an exchange or replacement the child who quickly returns the book can be considered the language level of the book is high for the child to adapt.

One notable fact here is that the whole idea is to encourage reading and not to challenge the student top match the books that are hard for their understanding. Hence, the instructional level should he fingered intelligently to handle the impassionate responses, so in other words preventing the grabbing of the challenging books is the right way to stop curtailing their interest. It is continually better try to match with the easy book and a steady progress with bring in continued results to benefit over the advantages of reading. Forget about the common core standards and teach student to progress in stages of their own ability which is the best way to meet up with the reading success.

Guidelines to choose the right level of book.
Having understood the importance of the right book choice, here are the steps to follow and examine:

Step 1: Go ahead and pick a book for the child

Step 2: Allow the child to browse through

Step 3: Let the child settle to read any one page

Step 4: Now, you need to examine the following, observe and also discuss

Step 5: You may get any of the 3 types of responses which would decide the right book.

The responses based on the trial reading is catagorised in 3 different types which are the following.

Type 1:
  • Understand all words of the book
  • Reading too fast
  • Easily summarizes the contents
  • Willing to read without hesitation

These are the responses and behaviour which depicts that the book is too easy for the child and it may be below the right level and hence you should work on choosing a bit higher level.

So, you are now with another trial where you get the following answers from the child.

Type 2:
  • Just guessing with the meanings
  • The information not clear
  • Reads slowly
  • Tricky and hard words
  • Unable to reproduce the concepts

Such answers from the child makes you understand the book is too hard for the child and is the time to come back for an easier book.

By analysing the level of both these books you must settle down with another choice and give a try with the child. When the child comes with the following answers.

Type 3:
  • Know most but not all words
  • Understand and finds concepts new
  • Reads steadily in normal speed
  • Get excites knowing more information

Well, this stands the right fix for the child and the book which is just right may not be associated to the classroom level, grades or the age groups.

Subsequently, it is the responsibility of the parents and teacher to take it forward from this level and keep it progressing. The child of 10 years in age may find his right age book of 14 years, so the level can be increased from this stage.

How can a child compete in reading? Fostering consistent reading!

Skill development remains the essential part in each of our lives and among the various skills the reading ability is the root for the most skills. The importance to build enduring readers is the responsibility of the parents on how they leverage the best motivation that builds interest and confidence in integrating the reading skills.

The best needs to be provided as to what exactly their need would be, when would it be needed and the right motivation. The proven results are when the right inputs and the workouts are available the child, they become better and most consistent readers.

The most challenges the mentors face is inculcating the skills of reading which generally quoted to start early which turns to be enthusiast readers, mostly the children of high school are fuzzy and are swerving readers. The question is to overcome these challenges, here the start need to be from a discounted level but for such groups we need only one thing reminded is that they seek to read what appeals them. Keeping on this bedrock let’s build to proficient readers. Go ahead announce to read short books which may even be magazines or periodicals, here the prime goal would be that the student completes the reading even if it takes a week time. Give them the chance of completion rather than speed reading.

Going forward allow them to change their minds as at times when the child gets mundane over certain choice of books permit them to find the book that works best for their interest. It is an essential habit for the child to read in ever class, they learn to gather many concepts which includes the grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, concepts, knowledge and over all reading skills. Across the globe many teachers try their best and show great interest in developing the literacy composition in their students.

Refocus on developing successful readers:

The facts that may surprise you the low literacy rate in adults is over 45% which means they cannot match the medical prescriptions too, the reading among the literates is also at low rate as about 35% of the high school passed outs do not read a single book after that, the rest in the literacy category are below the basic level who finds it tedious to read a 6th grade book.

“Let us train children as great readers, cherish over the development of the cognitive skills that gets built by vocabulary and comprehension, fluency and consistency. Multiplies their interest, confidence and motivation, keeping them emotionally strong and successful”.