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reply to brownrf
Fri Jun 12, 2015 14:30

I agree that maybe we shouldn't call this the "ultimate goal" of a child's education, but I would encourage you to read the other comments that are full of good insights. I came to this discussion header also torn, but someone pointed out that as typical adults, we read so many things silently, with the majority being non-text resources. Road signs, directions, restaurant menus, etc. are all things we need to be able to read, and to read these all out loud would be a little uncomfortable and time-consuming. I think reading out loud probably comes first as a skill because people decode words out loud and try to make them match a known word.

  • Re: Ultimate Goal? - brownrf, Thu Jun 11 12:14
    I am a little torn about this being the ultimate goal...I think reading silently is a very hard thing to do and it is hard to learn but why should it be the ultimate goal? Also, if you can read and... more
    • reply to brownrf - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 12 14:30
      • Reading as Adults - Rachel Caldwell, Sat Jun 13 12:45
        This topic was discussed some last module, and then I did not understand why it was so important for students to learn to read silently if reading aloud worked for them. But as we learned in the... more
        • focusing while reading - macdonaldke, Sun Jun 14 06:33
          I am with you on that one, Rachel! I definitely have caught myself drifting trying to read a lengthy passage and usually have to start reading aloud to focus. However, sometimes I find I even read... more
      • Reply to macdonaldke - K. Madison Broome, Fri Jun 12 21:31
        I really like the way you put this! As adults in society, we read things silently a lot more than most people think! Reading out loud comes first and is so important but the next step is silent... more
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