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RE: Mistakes aren't the end of the world
Sat Jun 13, 2015 17:23
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I learned this last spring in a reading course. This was a very hard concept for me to grasp because when my daughter was learning to read I would always correct her if she made a mistake and now she is an excellent reader. I just didn't understand how a student was supposed to learn how to read or pronounce a word correctly, if I didn't correct them promptly when they read it wrong. Honestly, it is still a concept I struggle with. However, I want to teach lower elementary grades and this will be something important for me to keep in mind. I just need to research and understand it better. For emergent readers, mistakes should not always be corrected. It is ok to make mistakes. Reading has varies components; it is not all about accuracy. Thanks for reminding me of this!

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    • RE: Mistakes aren't the end of the world - tatem1, Sat Jun 13 17:23
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