Published August 2003
by Options Pub Inc .
Written in English
|Contributions||Carolyn Thresher (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
Reading best practices involve exposing children to a wide range of texts, something basals do very well. However, it takes more than that. The National Reading Panel Report (), now over a decade old, was perhaps the most ambitious effort to synthesize this literature in reading, highlighting key best practices in the field. Best practices, as most of us recognize, however, are not necessarily easy to implement in day-to-day instruction. Consider for a moment the best practice. Enrich your reading instruction with 40 classroom-tested best practices from award-winning teachers! This teaching resource is packed with lessons that work and ideas that can expand the teaching repertoire of new and veteran teachers alike. Reading workshop make various and diverse reading experience available to students, allowing you to meet the individual needs of each reader. Reading experts Laura Robb and Nancie Atwell offer research and recommendations for conducting an effective workshop. Plus, get practical tips from Beth Newingham, a 3rd grade teacher who makes reading workshops a central part of .
Best Practices. Reading practices that make learning to read difficult include: n Focusing on skills instead of comprehension; n Drill and mastery of skills; n Using worksheets for each skill; n Providing students with few choices; n Limiting reading for pleasure; n Following teacher editions without variation; nFile Size: KB. Explicit instruction in vocabulary, rereading and using digital textbooks to motivate children's reading are among some of these updated best practices. Those in the reading community are urged to consider best practices, and how . Make connections to other disciplines, to the outside world, to other students. Act out scenes from the reading, bring in related speakers, and or hold field trips on the topic. Help students see the value of reading by connecting reading to the outside world and show its use there. Extended practice. Too often we complete a reading and then Author: Stacia Levy. The combination of practice and feedback promotes reading fluency. Teaching vocabulary words—teaching new words, either as they appear in text, or by introducing new words separately. This type of instruction also aids reading ability. Reading comprehension strategies—techniques for helping individuals to understand what they read.
“Do independent reading or any letter-sound work, spelling, or vocabulary practice. Allow students to write extensions to stories they started in writers’ workshop.” Hepfer’s students use the time to read a book at their independent level or to read with a partner. “I model partner reading a lot and create anchor charts with visual models. Books shelved as best-practices: The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andy Hunt, Code Complete by Steve McConnell, Getting Things Done. “Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” —Kate DiCamillo. There is no more magical time of day in an elementary classroom than reading time. Students tucked away at their desks or snuggled into pillows on the rug, lost in the dreamy lull of a good book. Modeling through think-alouds is the best way to teach all comprehension strategies. By thinking aloud, teachers show students what good readers do. Think-alouds can be used during read-alouds and shared reading. They can also be used during small-group reading to review or reteach a previously modeled strategy.