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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of October 18th

posted Oct 18, 2015, 5:19 PM by Courtney Richardson


“A strategy is an action a reader takes to solve a problem in the text. Emergent and early readers tend to be overt in their use of strategies.  You will often see them look at the picture, reread, or try to sound out a word.  Transitional readers may be hesitant to try an unknown word.  If a student appeals for help, always say, “I want you to try.” You will learn more about a student’s reading process if the student makes an attempt and is incorrect.  Analyzing a student’s strategies will help you to decide how to prompt the student during guided reading lessons.” (Richardson, J.  2009. Next Step in Guided Reading, p. 43).