What in the world is Three-Cueing System? It seems like every day I am learning a new term...
Well, the system centers around three cues that young readers are taught to use when seeing words that they do not recognize:
- graphic cues (what do the letters tell you about what the words might be?)
- syntactic cues (what kind of word could it be, for example, a noun or a verb?)
- semantic cues (what word would make sense here, based on the context?)
As I read the article, I notice that many young children coming to The Tutoring Center to seek help with phonics and reading instruction exhibit the same habits that Three-Cueing System teach them to develop!
And then I realize that this article was published back in 2019, before the pandemic hit. Now after 18 months of school closures and remote learning, where are these kids in their reading levels? The simple thought makes my head spin and my heart ache! 😓
The pandemic did not create the school choice movement. But it has put the issue of school choice front and center once again. Read this week's article by Eduction Week, and you'll feel the stakes are indeed high, very high!
Regardless of one's position on this issue, one idea seems to gain consensus: Empowering parents with the tools to do what is best for their children. After all, aren't the parents entrusted by God to raise the next generation according to His divine purpose?
On the eve of Independence Day, I cannot thank enough for the many choices that this country has afforded with regards to education: public school, private school, private tutor, boarding school, charter school, homeschooling, learning pod, micro-school, unschooling, world-schooling, apprenticeship, etc. with every shade and twist in between.
By the way, have a blessed Fourth of July!