When the reading code is not taught correctly:
Children will usually end up either using an incorrect decoding system or have to develop their own. As a result they will then usually become poor readers.
You may have recognize your child frequently making one of the following reading errors:
- inability to sound out and decode the words
- guessing at words based on context
- guessing at the ending of a word based on the first letter or two and then supplying the rest of the word based on familiarity with another word
As a result, you will notice your child reading slowly with poor comprehension and not enjoying it.
With a good reading program your child can learn to read and even enjoy reading when equipped with the proper reading skills.