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3 Simple Steps Done Regularly = Success in Reading

January 29th, 2009

I was in a business class yesterday and this quote was discussed regarding business.


The conduct of successful business merely consists in doing things in a very simple way, doing them regularly, and never neglecting to do them.

Quoted by: William Lever of Lever Brothers


Think about this. Isn’t this also true of reading, whether you struggle with reading or not? If I change the word business to reading we have:

The conduct of successful reading merely consists in doing things in a very simple way, doing them regularly, and never neglecting to do them.


There are simple things you can do every day or 3 days a week, never neglecting them, to empower your students to become successful readers.

Remember, there are 3 roadblocks to reading:


1. Phonetic problems

2. Reading fluency/visual tracking problems

3. Lack of language or vocabulary


Successful reading needs activities that are simple, done regularly, and never neglected.

I suggest doing them at least 3 times a week. The activities need to incorporate phonics, fluency, and language/vocabulary training. The Reading Pack

addresses all 3 of these with simple activities that don’t take a lot of time. The Sentence Zone game also builds vocabulary.


Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

Board Certified Educational Therapist

One Response to “3 Simple Steps Done Regularly = Success in Reading”

  1. Howie ebook cover maker says:

    Bonnie:

    Thanks for your blog and your tips to the students who need a lot of encouragement especially with their own unique “situation”
    Be able to read is such a powerful gift, it really opens up a whole new world to eb explored for anyone. Your quotes from William Lever of Lever Brothers could apply to everything in life too. You just have to make it simple, do it regularly, remind yourself to continue doing it.

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