February 17. 2017
Text analysis and close observation of behaviors are the most important resources for your moment-to-moment teaching in guided reading.
February 16. 2017
You select language in response to the reading behaviors you observe.
February 10. 2017
When teachers systematically observe the literacy strengths and needs of all students, it can inform instruction and teaching can be powerful and responsive.
February 9. 2017
Observations help teachers notice patterns in students development as readers as they process increasingly challenging texts.
February 8. 2017
Without a system of gaining information about each reader, you will be teaching without the children.
February 6. 2017
Observations and analytic thinking are essential because they make it possible for you to do your most powerful teaching.
February 3. 2017
If you use facilitative talk frequently, you will internalize it and use it naturally to respond to the behaviors you observe.
February 2. 2017
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February 2. 2017
The goal of guided reading is to teach students how to engage in strategic actions that they can apply the next day and the days thereafter.
January 31. 2017
The following are some guiding principles that may help you get more power in your teaching.
- Notice the student’s precise reading behaviors.
- Eliminate ineffective behaviors and help the reader do what proficient readers do.
- Select a text on which the reader can learn how to read better- not too difficult and not too easy.
- Teach the reader not the text.
- Teach the student to read written language not words.
- Teach for the student to initiate effective problem-solving actions.
- Use clear precise language that passes the control to the reader.
- Only ask the student to do what you know he can do.
- Don’t clutter the teaching with too much talk.
- Focus on self-monitoring and self-regulating behaviors so the reader becomes independent.
- Build on examples of successful processing.
- Teach for fast responding so the reader can process smoothly and efficiently.
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