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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of October 15th

posted Oct 16, 2017, 7:40 AM by Courtney Richardson   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 7:41 AM ]

Teaching Students to Monitor Their Reading

Early on in the reading process, it is important to teach students to check the accuracy of their reading by using visual information. They accomplish this by checking the first letter of a word. As students progress in their reading, they will encounter larger, more difficult words, so they’ll need to check beyond that first letter.
There are a few places in a guided reading lesson where you can demonstrate how to check the visual information. In this video, Dr. Michal Taylor, a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader and literacy consultant, works with students who are reading The Shoemaker and the Elves, a level H book.
You can read the full article here.
Written by: Michele Dufresne, author Pioneer Valley Educational Press
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