Learn to Read
With Miss Reba
Helping kids learn to read!
Helping teachers and parents teach kids to read!
Miss Reba's Mission Statement......
I'm here to turn how kids learn to read on its head!
The definition of turn on its head: to cause something to be the opposite of what it was before.
For years reading has been taught Poorly. it has been taught by well-meaning teachers who just weren't taught how kids learn to read. Kids have been taught harmful strategies like memorizing words,guessing words and that English just doesn't make sense. That couldn't be further from the truth! With the science of Reading on our side & we know all kids can learn to read..but they must be taught properly.
Here's what kids need to learn to read....
direct instruction from a great teacher (that's me..or maybe it's you!)
Systematic instruction that follows a clear scope & and sequence
intentional & purposeful practice activities with lots of opportunities to decode words, write words and use words in sentences.
Repetition but with fun and engaging activities - repetition is key!
multisensory instruction - they need to see words, say words, hear words, write words - movements & gestures make it fun while committing it to memory.
decodable practice text
direct teaching in comprehension & vocabulary.
If your child is having a hard time learning to read and any of these pieces are missing from their reading instruction, they are always going to struggle with reading. So you need me or you need to become the great teacher that brings this kind of instruction to them! Like right now.
My name is Rebecca Halliday. I am a certified teacher here in New Brunswick, Canada. I have spent the last 10 years running my own independent school with a focus on literacy, math and healthy development of the child! I also have been running an after-school tutoring program for the last 13 years. I have always been passionate about Literacy intervention, The Science of Reading and helping struggling readers. I have learned so much from running my school and the many kids that have graced my classroom. These kids have taught me what it really takes to be an effective educator, they are my greatest teachers. I use a multi-sensory, Orton Gillingham-inspired approach. In my day school, we root all reading instruction in the Science of Reading and a structured literacy approach However, we are REBELS, we are going to do whatever it takes to make learning meaningful and relatable and engaging! We are going to rebel against what you've been told about your child and their abilities, REBEL against what THEY believe about themselves and make reading come to LIFE. We also are going to REBEL against the idea that phonics is boring. NOTHING is boring with Riverbend Reba 😉. With my approach, their dedication and hard work, your love and support - they WILL reach their potential and become a reader.