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Re: Reading Instruction
Thu Jun 11, 2015 14:50

I agree that it is so important to prompt students to actively think about what they are reading. This engagement in the text reminds students to look for the bigger picture in what their reading, so they are reading with a purpose and not simply just reading a string of meaningless words.

Have you ever been reading something before and your mind wanders off to something else but your eyes continue reading the words on the page? Then you get down a paragraph or two and catch yourself - you have no clue what just happened in what you read. That's definitely happened to me before. To understand what you're reading, the process has to be active. You focus has to be engaged in the text to know what's going on. This active processing is so important to teach students while teaching them to read.

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    • Re: Reading Instruction - Anonymous, Thu Jun 11 14:50
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