Understanding How Proficient Reading Works

Background Information on the Process of Proficient Reading

for Parents and Teachers


Before designing reading instructional activities, we need an understanding of the actual process of proficient reading. Recent scientific advances and research has provided a wealth of information that helps us better understand both how students learn to read proficiently and why some students fail to learn to read. The evidence based research and neurobiological science on the process of reading provides us with a much more accurate ‘map’ to reading success. 


Background information on the process of proficient reading is located in:

· How Reading Works: The Biologic Process of Proficient Reading and Exciting Scientific Proof - We Can Help Students Learn to Read Proficiently!

· Important Background Facts on Written English Language Essential to Effective Reading Instruction

· Overview of Teaching Children to Read: Why Reading is Difficult and What You Need to Do to Make Sure Your Child Learns to Read Proficiently


For Further Detailed Information See:

· Summary of Reading Research Findings and Links to the Reading Research  (This provides specific findings from research on proficient reading and links to articles on the neuroscience of proficient reading.)

· Reading about Reading: A Partial List of Recommended Books to Expand Your Knowledge on Teaching Children and Students How to Read



Additional free information on teaching students to read is located at Reading Information and Information & Resources for Teaching Reading pages of the Right Track Reading website. 


This article was written by Miscese Gagen a mother with a passion for teaching children to read proficiently by using effective methods. She is also a successful reading tutor and author of the reading instructional programs Right Track Reading Lessons and Back on the Right Track Reading Lessons. The purpose of this article is to empower parents and teachers with information on teaching children how to read. We CAN improve reading proficiency, one student at a time!  More information is located at www.righttrackreading.com ~ Copyright 2008 Miscese R. Gagen