Learning to Read - Reading to Learn

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Children Reading Books Sitting side by side on a bench First you Learn to Read and then you Read to Learn.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Theodor Seuss Geisel.

"Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything".

Learning to read should be an incredible journey. When you first learn to how to read, you should also be learning about yourself and the world around you at the same time. Reading should be constantly moving you forward in life. Read to Learn.

"Read the Best Books First, or you may not have a chance to read them at all." Henry David Thoreau - If you don't read the things that matter then knowing how to read doesn't matter. Read to Learn.

When teaching someone to read, make sure the person reads words that helps them understand themselves and the world around them. So as a person learns to read, they learn more then just words.

Text-to-Self Connection is a connection between the text and something in your own life experience.
Text-to-World Connection is a connection between the text and something that is occurring or has occurred in the world.

Three of the most important things in your life: 1: Learn How to Read. 2: Learn how to Comprehend what you are Reading. 3: Read the most Valuable Knowledge and Information that you can find, things that will increase your understanding of yourself and things that will increase your understanding of the world around you. 

Reading Example of Reading to Learn and not just Learning to Read

My name is _______ and I am _____ years old. I am just learning how to Read. Knowing how to read is extremely important. This is because most of the worlds most valuable knowledge and information is in the text format or in the written word. This means that most of my learning will come from reading. And Learning is extremely important. If I do not learn how to understand and comprehend what I am reading, then it will be just like not having access to the worlds most valuable knowledge and information. And words are not just for communicating with other people, but more importantly, words are used to communicate with myself. If I know most of the valuable words in my language, I can then learn to understand myself more accurately and understand the world around me more accurately. Reading and Learning will give me incredible potential with unlimited possibilities. So I will promise to read something valuable everyday and also learn something valuable everyday. I understand that reading and learning is my responsibility. To be great, you have to be a great reader and read great things.

I Promise to Learn

I have the power to learn anything that I want to. But I first have to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and information that would give me this power to learn anything that I want to. Sometimes learning certain things takes a long time. But the rewards of learning will always give me endless potential with endless possibilities. Once I learn the necessary skills, knowledge and information, I will have the ability understand everything about myself and understand everything about the world around me. Once I learn the necessary skills, knowledge and information, I will be able to solve any problem in the world and be able to fix and improve anything that I put my mind to. Once I learn the necessary skills, knowledge and information, I will be able to learn from any mistake that I make, or learn from any mistake that others will make. I will also be able to handle any catastrophe, any struggle, any disaster or any tragedy that I will experience in my life, all because I have learned the necessary skills, knowledge and information. Once I learn the necessary skills, knowledge and information, I will be able to choose any career that I want, work any job that I choose, and I will be able to follow any dream that I have. The Power of Knowledge is a lot of work and a big responsibility. But I promise that I will never stop learning, or will I ever stop trying. My goal is to become an intelligent Human. I will always love myself and I will always love others with compassion. I will never forget that my life is incredibly special and very important. My best is yet to come......

Students Pledge

This mantra or saying will be read once a week. This exercise will act as a reminder and is similar to the Teachers Promise.

I have the power to learn anything that I want to.
I have the ability to understand everything about myself and the ability to understand everything about the world around me.
I have the ability to solve any problem in the world. I also have the ability to fix and improve anything that I put my mind to.
I have the ability to learn from any mistake that I make, and the ability to learn from any mistake that others will make.
I am also able to handle any catastrophe, any struggle, any disaster or any tragedy that I will experience in my life, all because I have learned the necessary skills, knowledge and information.
I have the ability to choose any career that I want, work any job that I choose, and follow any dream that I have.
I promise that I will never stop learning, or will I ever stop trying. My goal is to become an intelligent Human.
I will always love myself and I will always love others with compassion.
I will never forget that my life is incredibly special and very important. My best is yet to come.

Reading and Learning at the Same Time

When you are Learning to Read, you should read things that are relevant and important about yourself and the world around you. Imagine learning how to read words that are perfectly aligned with helping you to understand yourself and the world around you. Imagine learning how to read words that are perfectly aligned with helping you to solve a particular problem that you are currently having? What if that problem was an emotional problem? Or personal problem? What if that problem was a relationship problem? And reading or hearing the right words was all that you needed for you to understand that problem, so that it would help you to solve that problem. Never underestimate the power of words, the power of learning, the power of knowledge, or the power of having the right information at the right time.

Simultaneous Subject Learning - In Logically Order Steps

Brain Maintenance - Learning Methods (breathing)

What if the words that you were learning how to read, actually matched perfectly with what you wanted to learn? And matched perfectly with the way you are thinking? What if the words transmitted information that was exactly what you were looking for?

Teaching your Children to Talk - Speech

Teaching Young Students by Example - Examples (real life examples)

Reading is an extremely valuable skill. Knowing how to read can connect you to millions of people who have lots of valuable knowledge and skills, and some of this knowledge has been passed down for hundreds of years. So there's a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills that has been shared in the written language by millions of people. And all this knowledge that the human race has acquired has grown, expanded and improved to such an incredible level, that the true power of knowledge is just now being realized. This wealth of knowledge is way beyond anyone's imagination. It is definitely a game changer. When knowledge is finally available to every person on earth, this world will go through so many improvements and advancements that this generation in 2021, will look barbaric to future generations. Future generations will be horrified to read about all the poverty, the corruption, the wars, the deaths and the diseases, and they will wonder, how did the human race overcome so many failures and so many countless mistakes. And we will answer, "We finally realized the true power of knowledge and we also made knowledge a birth right to every human born."

Base Vocabulary or Core Vocabulary are the most effective words in a language. They are the building blocks of communication. When you understand the meaning of the base words, it gives you the ability to transmit and receive information accurately. And understanding the definitions of the base words, will help to decipher the meaning of other words. Base vocabulary creates a platform for learning. The base vocabulary helps to create consciousness and gives you the ability to see inward and outward. Corpus.

Over the last 2 thousand years, millions of people have contributed to our incredible wealth of knowledge, knowledge that has benefited my life and other peoples lives in many different ways. So in return, I will add to this enormous resource of knowledge by learning and seeking out more valuable information and more knowledge. Knowledge that can be shared that would help make improvements in our world. This way I can benefit people today and also benefit people in the future, the same way that I have benefited from people who shared knowledge and information throughout human history. I am very important to the cycle of life.

Education Software for Learning How to Read

Still in Development - Beta (2018)

Get Paid to Learn. As you Learn How to Read you will Read How to Learn, and at the same time, Earn as you Learn.

Score Points for every letter learned.
Score Points for every word learned.
Score Points for every letter learned to write.
Score Points for every word learned to write, and so on.

Levels: Beginner to Expert

Word Definitions will Include: Numbers, Shapes, Symbols, Minerals, Science, Electronics, Sounds, Objects, Food, Colors, Body Parts, Tools, Abilities, Senses, Behaviors and Language Grammar, to name a few.

Words have more then one Definition or Meaning

Beginner Level Students
will see one or two basic definitions of a word along with the most important meaning and use of that word. But some words will have to show more then one meaning whether it's an adjective, noun or verb. Beginner Level students will also learn that even though words can have more then one meaning, the main meaning or the root meaning of a word is the most important. And when the student hears a word being used differently, then they will know to ask questions and infer its intended meaning if needed. 

Learner's Dictionary
or Defining Dictionary presents simple to understand definitions of words that are easy to translate and Interpret. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary.

English Language - ESL - Reading Knowledge

A students vocabulary should have enough words that are needed to understand the majority of the basics in life, language and communication. But students should also have the necessary words that are needed to begin to understand the much larger complexities in life, language and communication, this way learning is never hindered or slowed. They should understand the words in their toolbox and how they are used, and they should also know the words that still need to learn and add to the toolbox. A student should always have milestones and goals, and also understand why they're important to achieve.

Expert Level Students will see expanded meanings and definitions of words and symbols. Expert Level students will also learn to analyze the complexities of word uses and learn to avoid generalizing. If a word has more then one definition, then students will learn how to use more words around that word so as to define the words meaning and make the message more clear and understood. BK101 will have its own Advanced Dictionary because most dictionaries can be ineffective and misleading, same goes for encyclopedias.

Touchscreen Features: Word and Letter will have Sounds on Mouse over or Finger Touch (makes the sound of the Word or Letter). (can modify voice). Mouse over can also display images or text to give more visual details or more meaning to a word or phrase.

This Education Software is Not Finished - (Still in Development)

This is a brief outline of the Learn to Read software in development. This is just the beginning. It will include Letter sounds, writing letters and words, word meanings, word uses, and instructions on how to use words and language effectively and efficiently. (Software will have a demonstration video and instructions).

Project Started: October, 2017 - Estimated Finish Date: April, 2021

As you learn how to read, you will also learn about yourself and the world around you. So you are not just learning how to read, you are also becoming more intelligent. And you will also have more skills and more abilities, and even more money.

Children prefer storybooks that explain why and how things happen. Children have a never-ending curiosity about the world around them and frequently question how and why it works the way it does. Researchers have previously demonstrated that children are interested in causal information, but had not yet linked this to a real-world activity, such as reading. A new study finds that children prefer causally-rich storybooks, suggesting that such content may be more engaging and could help to increase children's interest in reading. Children have an insatiable appetite to understand why things are the way they are, leading to their apt description as "little scientists." While researchers have been aware of children's interest in causal information, they didn't know whether it influenced children's preferences during real-world activities, such as reading.

Learning should be Easy, Fun and Rewarding.

There's 26 letters in the English alphabet that can be assembled and put together to form and create over a million words that can be used to send, receive and process information. Language gives you the ability to transmit information through speaking, writing, gesturing. Language also gives you the ability to receive information through listening and understanding the sounds that words make. You can also receive information through understanding the meanings and definitions of words and symbols by using sight or touch. Language also gives you the ability to process information and think about information and come up with new ideas by using the human brains ability to store language, words, definitions and experiences using memories and the process of learning.

Letters in the English Alphabet

Teacher Avatar Sample

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Alphabet Song

Upper Case Big Letters and Lower Case Small Letters
side by side.

A a    B b    C c    D d    E e    F f    G g

H h    I i     J j    K k    L l    M m  N n    O o    P p   

Q q    R r    S s    T t    U u    V v    W w    X x    Y y    Z z

Letter Case is the distinction between the letters that are in larger upper-case (also uppercase, capital letters, capitals, caps, large letters, or more formally majuscule) and smaller lower-case (also lowercase, small letters, or more formally minuscule) in the written representation of certain languages. The writing systems that distinguish between the upper and lower case have two parallel sets of letters, with each letter in one set usually having an equivalent in the other set. The two case variants are alternative representations of the same letter: they have the same name and pronunciation and are treated identically when sorting in alphabetical order. Letter case is generally applied in a mixed-case fashion, with both upper- and lower-case letters appearing in a given piece of text. The choice of case is often prescribed by the grammar of a language or by the conventions of a particular discipline. In orthography, the upper case is primarily reserved for special purposes, such as the first letter of a sentence or of a proper noun, which makes the lower case the more common variant in regular text. In some contexts, it is conventional to use one case only. For example, engineering design drawings are typically labelled entirely in upper-case letters, which are easier to distinguish than the lower case, especially when space restrictions require that the lettering be small. In mathematics, on the other hand, letter case may indicate the relationship between objects, with upper-case letters often representing "superior" objects (e.g. X could be a set containing the generic member x).

Typography Lines for Uppercase and Lowercase Letters Typographically, the basic difference between the majuscules and minuscules is not that the majuscules are big and minuscules small, but that the majuscules generally have the same height (although, depending on the typeface, there may be some exceptions, particularly with Q and sometimes J having a descending element; also, various diacritics can add to the normal height of a letter). There is more variation in the height of the minuscules, as some of them have parts higher (ascenders) or lower (descenders) than the typical size. Normally, b, d, f, h, k, l, t are the letters with ascenders, and g, j, p, q, y are the ones with descenders. Writing Tips.

All Caps refers to text or a font in which all letters are capital letters.

Capitalization is writing a word with its first letter as a capital letter (uppercase letter) and the remaining letters in lower case in writing systems with a case distinction. The term is also used for the choice of case in text.

Small Caps are lowercase characters typeset with glyphs that resemble uppercase letters ("capitals") but reduced in height and weight, close to the surrounding lowercase (small) letters or text figures.

Lowercase letters have a more distinctive shape than capital letters, therefore they can be perceived more quickly than uppercase letters. Because readers are frequently exposed to a word, they no longer have to "read" the word, but instantly recognize the meaning by the familiar shape of the group of letters. Word Spacing.

Letter Case and Text Legibility in normal and Low Vision. It is thought by cognitive scientists and typographers alike, that lower-case text is more legible than upper-case. Yet lower-case letters are, on average, smaller in height and width than upper-case characters, which suggests an upper-case advantage. Using a single unaltered font and all upper-, all lower-, and mixed-case text, we assessed size thresholds for words and random strings, and reading speeds for text with normal and visually impaired participants. Lower-case thresholds were roughly 0.1 log unit higher than upper-. Reading speeds were higher for upper- than for mixed-case text at sizes twice acuity size; at larger sizes, the upper-case advantage disappeared. Results suggest that upper-case is more legible than the other case styles, especially for visually-impaired readers, because smaller letter sizes can be used than with the other case styles, with no diminution of legibility.

Word Rank - Some of the Words that are used on average when writing or speaking, which depends on the document scanned. Of course these words below are not enough to communicate effectively on there own. Transition Words.

1 the
2 of
3 to
4 and
5 a
6 in
7 is
8 it
9 you
10 that
11 he
12 was
13 for
14 on
15 are
16 with
17 as
18 I
19 his
20 they
21 be
22 at
23 one
24 have
25 this

26 from
27 or
28 had
29 by
30 hot
31 but
32 some
33 what
34 there
35 we
36 can
37 out
38 other
39 were
40 all
41 your
42 when
43 up
44 use
45 word
46 how
47 said
48 an
49 each
50 she

51 which
52 do
53 their
54 time
55 if
56 will
57 way
58 about
59 many
60 then
61 them
62 would
63 write
64 like
65 so
66 these
67 her
68 long
69 make
70 thing
71 see
72 him
73 two
74 has
75 look

76 more
77 day
78 could
79 go
80 come
81 did
82 my
83 sound
84 no
85 most
86 number
87 who
88 over
89 know
90 water
91 than
92 call
93 first
94 people
95 may
96 down
97 side
98 been
99 now
100 find

Even though these are some of the most used words when writing and speaking, you would not be able to communicate effectively or efficiently enough using just these words. This is why you need to have thousands of words in your vocabulary. Language is extremely important in life, and not just for yourself, but for everyone else, and also everything in the universe. This is because the Language of Math is almost everywhere. Human senses are beneficial, but not as beneficial as language, our ability to process information needs a language. The other human senses will act instinctively because of their innate functions, but the human sense to receive, process and transmit information could never function to its full capability without a language. All human senses get better with experience, but in order to understand that experience you need to have a language. And then you have to learn how to use language. Language is related to Pattern Recognition, but patterns need symbolic representation. You need to be able to differentiate or know the difference between each symbolic representation. And then you need a system that can be repeatable and reliable in interpreting patterns in a meaningful way. The ability to recognize patterns is extremely important. A person could recognize a pattern in a test, but only when someone is asking them if they can see a pattern. But what if no one asked you if you could see a pattern? Would you know enough to look for a pattern and know the questions that you need to ask? There are patterns almost everywhere in reality. And if you don't know how to recognize these patterns, you will be vulnerable and hindered. Word Count.

101 any
102 new
103 work
104 part
105 take
106 get
107 place
108 made
109 live
110 where
111 after
112 back
113 little
114 only
115 round
116 man
117 year
118 came
119 show
120 every
121 good
122 me
123 give
124 our
125 under

126 name
127 very
128 through
129 just
130 form
131 much
132 great
133 think
134 say
135 help
136 low
137 line
138 before
139 turn
140 cause
141 same
142 mean
143 differ
144 move
145 right
146 boy
147 old
148 too
149 does
150 tell

151 sentence
152 set
153 three
154 want
155 air
156 well
157 also
158 play
159 small
160 end
161 put
162 home
163 read
164 hand
165 port
166 large
167 spell
168 add
169 even
170 land
171 here
172 must
173 big
174 high
175 such

176 follow
177 act
178 why
179 ask
180 men
181 change
182 went
183 light
184 kind
185 off
186 need
187 house
188 picture
189 try
190 us
191 again
192 animal
193 point
194 mother
195 world
196 near
197 build
198 self
199 earth
200 father

201 head
202 stand
203 own
204 page
205 should
206 country
207 found
208 answer
209 school
210 grow
211 study
212 still
213 learn
214 plant
215 cover
216 food
217 sun
218 four
219 thought
220 let
221 keep
222 eye
223 never
224 last
225 door

226 between
227 city
228 tree
229 cross
230 since
231 hard
232 start
233 might
234 story
235 saw
236 far
237 sea
238 draw
239 left
240 late
241 run
242 don't
243 while
244 press
245 close
246 night
247 real
248 life
249 few
250 stop

251 open
252 seem
253 together
254 next
255 white
256 children
257 begin
258 got
259 walk
260 example
261 ease
262 paper
263 often
264 always
265 music
266 those
267 both
268 mark
269 book
270 letter
271 until
272 mile
273 river
274 car
275 feet

276 care
277 second
278 group
279 carry
280 took
281 rain
282 eat
283 room
284 friend
285 began
286 idea
287 fish
288 mountain
289 north
290 once
291 base
292 hear
293 horse
294 cut
295 sure
296 watch
297 color
298 face
299 wood
300 main

301 enough
302 plain
303 girl
304 usual
305 young
306 ready
307 above
308 ever
309 red
310 list
311 though
312 feel
313 talk
314 bird
315 soon
316 body
317 dog
318 family
319 direct
320 pose
321 leave
322 song
323 measure
324 state
325 product

326 black
327 short
328 numeral
329 class
330 wind
331 question
332 happen
333 complete
334 ship
335 area
336 half
337 rock
338 order
339 fire
340 south
341 problem
342 piece
343 told
344 knew
345 pass
346 farm
347 top
348 whole
349 king
350 size

351 heard
352 best
353 hour
354 better
355 true
356 during
357 hundred
358 am
359 remember
360 step
361 early
362 hold
363 west
364 ground
365 interest
366 reach
367 fast
368 five
369 sing
370 listen
371 six
372 table
373 travel
374 less
375 morning

376 ten
377 simple
378 several
379 vowel
380 toward
381 war
382 lay
383 against
384 pattern
385 slow
386 center
387 love
388 person
389 money
390 serve
391 appear
392 road
393 map
394 science
395 rule
396 govern
397 pull
398 cold
399 notice
400 voice

401 fall
402 power
403 town
404 fine
405 certain
406 fly
407 unit
408 lead
409 cry
410 dark
411 machine
412 note
413 wait
414 plan
415 figure
416 star
417 box
418 noun
419 field
420 rest
421 correct
422 able
423 pound
424 done
425 beauty

426 drive
427 stood
428 contain
429 front
430 teach
431 week
432 final
433 gave
434 green
435 oh
436 quick
437 develop
438 sleep
439 warm
440 free
441 minute
442 strong
443 special
444 mind
445 behind
446 clear
447 tail
448 produce
449 fact
450 street

451 inch
452 lot
453 nothing
454 course
455 stay
456 wheel
457 full
458 force
459 blue
460 object
461 decide
462 surface
463 deep
464 moon
465 island
466 foot
467 yet
468 busy
469 test
470 record
471 boat
472 common
473 gold
474 possible
475 plane

476 age
477 dry
478 wonder
479 laugh
480 thousand
481 ago
482 ran
483 check
484 game
485 shape
486 yes
487 hot
488 miss
489 brought
490 heat
491 snow
492 bed
493 bring
494 sit
495 perhaps
496 fill
497 east
498 weight
499 language
500 among

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