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Maggie Horne
Reply to Sara: Signing in and up
Fri Jun 5, 2015 12:52
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Sara, I definitely agree with you on describing emergent reading as an abstract concept. Reading for many emergent readers is a something that is very difficult for them to grasp. Teachers need to find fun and interesting ways to motivate their students into learning how to read and write. I went through the Breit-Smith and Justice article and read the "Signing in and up" concept. I think that is a great want to motivate students to learn how to write their names. I loved how they provided several options for scaffolding, such as tracing, dots, or chaining. Students will want to learn how to write their names so that they can participate in activities. As for giving students incentives, I think they can be a positive or a negative and teachers constantly have to work on ensuring that they are still beneficial. I don't believe incentives are unacceptable at any age, the incentives themselves must be altered. I think that problems come from teachers misusing incentives and students becoming dependent on them.

  • Signing in and up - Sara Pappas, Thu Jun 4 16:46
    When I think of emergent readers I think of the term "abstract concept". A lot of what these children with disabilities are experiencing is trouble understanding the ideas that are not blatantly put... more
    • Different Contexts - brawleyeo, Fri Jun 5 19:00
      I also read the Breit-Smith, Justice article and really appreciated the seven different contexts/strategies the reading included. I agree with the "signing in and up" being a really important... more
    • Reply to Sara: Signing in and up - Maggie Horne, Fri Jun 5 12:52
    • Gradual Incentive - whitemb2, Thu Jun 4 22:45
      I believe incentives are very important! I won't lie, as an adult I love incentives! Of course I am not receiving toys or awards, but I receive compliments for doing my job which makes me feel happy. ... more
      • RE: gradual incentive - Lauren Livingston, Sat Jun 6 19:50
        I enjoyed reading your views on incentives. I personally do not like incentives and have not seen success when using incentives. The few times I used incentives I found that students obsessed over... more
      • RE: Gradual Incentive - K. Madison Broome, Fri Jun 5 21:49
        I totally agree! I think that rewards and incentives can always be present they might just change their form. For example, a good reward for me would not be a toy but maybe praise or something like a ... more
      • reply to whitemb: gradual incentive - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 5 10:54
        I agree with your point in saying that there is always an "incentive" for doing anything, but the perspective on the incentive and types of incentives changes over time. I liked how you mentioned... more
    • Reply to Sara - andersenal, Thu Jun 4 17:40
      I think you're right when you say that incentives can be really important to the beginning of the process. I don't think there is a specific age or time that is the same for all children when taking... more
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