First, thanks for taking an interest in your students’ reading powers. Your support for their efforts, above all, will motivate your child to become adept at what once seemed too difficult or uninteresting. When your child feels that you are one of the partners in their learning, instruction is more effective.
When we face huge tasks we are most successful by taking them on in parts. Mastering the uses and quirks of English is no small task for young readers. That is what the Orton-Gillingham System was created to do. As a tool for teachers, it is pretty much indispensable. I will provide links and occasional comments on employing this approach to share some of the basics.
Still, lots of students have learning styles that do not easily lend themselves to the necessary attention, and ability to recall, reading concepts. Building in the interest, sharing the tools, and discovering your students strengths, and points of confusion, is my job. I love it! The truth is, I let students show me how to teach them to read. The confidence they gain resets the pleasure factor in the reading process. But that that takes some time, thus the usefulness of tutorials.
There are numerous ways to help set the stage for becoming a proficient reader, and much parents, grandparents, siblings and friends, can do lots to promote successful readers. Look for the upcoming articles and videos on Tips for Parents.