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BRAINSAREFUN FEARLESS FRIDAY BLOG – Bright Futures With Reading, Math and Study-Skills – Friday January 3, 2014


What makes a good reader? What allows some children to decipher and comprehend the words on a page while others struggle? It’s because good readers do not treat reading as an isolated skill.

Reading is not an isolated skill. Rather, it is made up of a variety of skills that must be mastered without the fear of failure or embarrassment:

  1. Being able to see the word

  2. Being able to hear the word

  3. Being able to sound-out the word phonically

  4. Being able to say the word

  5. Being able to place the word in a literate context

  6. Being able to copy the word

  7. Being able to sub-vocalize the word

  8. Being able to repeat the word on signal

  9. Being able to test without fear and anxiety

  10. Being able to associate reading, writing and speaking with success

Reading is a skill that encompasses writing, listening, speaking, information organization, critical thinking and study skills. To facilitate these skills, and to use them as an integrated whole, I think you’ll enjoy learning the world’s greatest study skill, Accelerated Learning 5-5-5s.



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Rory Donaldson, Success with reading, math and study-skills teacher. Brainsarefun Big-Huge Brain. To save academic lives Brainsarefun's Fearless Friday Blog is published fearlessly every Friday, © 2013 by Rory Donaldson,, 860-304-3178. Let me know how I can help.

Rory Donaldson

I flood kids with reading, math and study-skill success.