I was impressed with an article called How Do We Learn To Read by (Associate Professor in Language, Literacy and TESL, University of Canberra)
You may like to read her views on comprehension (meaning) and decoding (recognising words by how they look).
Her article is similar to a former post I wrote- Reading Is About Meaning.
I have added a new page to this blog where I will link articles that I think are of particular interest to teachers. This article is one of them, but some parents might also find it to be interesting.