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luckadooso
Readiness
Thu May 28, 2015 22:02
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I think that you raise some very interesting thoughts that I hadn't thought about a lot before. I think that setting guidelines for the way that reading will take place may be the best way to go about assuring that students are adequately supported and do not experience the frustration of attempting to read before they are ready. For instance, reading only certain words, or setting the basics by having them do a picture walkthrough or talk through what is happening in the text and how it relates to the story as a whole. This way, they are still getting the experience that reading and books brings, but in a way that keeps them supported. Another way may be the use of e-readers such as leapfrog or another program where they can touch for help with words that they don't know, but are still reading independently.

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    • Readiness - luckadooso, Thu May 28 22:02
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