As I’m sitting here working on my Special Education boot camp modules, I realized that I’m reading about reading. That’s kind of funny. I’m reading about how to teach children how to read. But it’s no laughing matter.
I guess you could safely say I’ve mastered it. Reading that is. Since I’m able to read about reading. Not all people can. In fact I just read a statistic that read 44% of 4th graders in America cannot read fluently.
Illiteracy is a sad thing. Let’s all do all we can to help others read. It affects all other academic areas as well. Even in mathematics you have to read the directions. And once out of school, you need to read to fill out a job application.
One of the best learning techniques in learning to read is to take a passage of text and sound it out letter by letter until you can fluently read it with punctuation and fluctuation. And one of the best places to start practicing reading text is by reading the bible. Preferably not with one of the old testament genealogy chapters with names for starters. That even scares me at times.:( Not only will it sharpen your reading skills, but also offer you eternal rewards as well.
God teaches us in His word to read His word. I encourage everyone to pick up your Bible today and brush up on your reading skills. But more so, brush up on what God’s Law has to teach you.
“And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.” Nehemiah 8:3
Love and laughter,