Thursday, May 6, 2010

Class Notes: Readers R Us

Ideas to Help Your Child Become a Better Reader
by DeAnne Fuhriman
Proficient readers use two sets of strategies
Surface: navigating the print on the page
Skills needed for readers to read fluently and accurately
  1. Letter / sound knowledge, phonics
  2. Word knowledge
  3. Language Structure

Deep Within: Images, knowledge, wonderings, inference, themes, important ideas, and understanding

Skills and strategies for comprehension

  1. Background knowledge, connections, schema
  2. Images from the senses
  3. Questioning
  4. Determine importance, main ideas
  5. Inferring
  6. Synthesizing

Share your reading lives

  • Read to your child
  • Encourage conversations (reading is a social activity)