“Slow and steady wins the race.”

We are living somewhat in the day and age of instant gratification. This proverb, and teaching Aesop’s fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” are great ways to emphasize the value of steady, consistent work and the cumulative effect.

This proverb is especially applicable to students who have difficulty with reading. It is a slow, steady process, but eventually, with direct and consistent reading instruction, students will learn to read.