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Shift in Reading
Fri Jun 5, 2015 17:02

The statement, “learning to read in transitions into reading to learn” is very interesting to me. I have never thought about it like that but it now that I look back on my experiences in the classroom, I can see how this shift does happen. Unfortunately, I think that the plateau really does exist. It seems like once students get past the third grade, if they are behind in reading; they continue to fall even further behind due to this shift you mentioned. The idea that children with ASD struggle more in reading comprehension could be due to the aspect that they struggle reading into emotions and deeper meanings. This makes it difficult for them to be sufficient in reading comprehension because there is a vast amount of making inferences involved.

  • Emergent Literacy Development - Erica Phelps, Thu Jun 4 19:42
    In the Breit-SmithJustice2010 article, the author says that there are 3 factors that impact the potential for building emergent literacy skills in children with ASD. One of these factors was... more
    • Shift in Reading - coxdm, Fri Jun 5 17:02
      • Common core - catheyt, Sat Jun 6 14:02
        I think this is why the Common Core was trying to address this in all grade levels. It made nonfiction text equal to literature and teaches kid to read to learn form the beginning. I think kids can... more
      • ASD and Comprehension - Erica Phelps, Fri Jun 5 18:36
        I agree with your point about comprehension in students with ASD. Their difficulty understanding emotions and making inferences would play a big role in their development of comprehension. I think... more
    • Reply to Erica - brigmanhd, Thu Jun 4 20:07
      This is interesting that you brought this up. I'm not sure if this is where you were going with your post but the typical curriculum in schools shifts around 4th grade. Learning to read transitions... more
      • Reply to Erica - Erica Phelps, Fri Jun 5 18:42
        I agree, I understand that it can be difficult for teachers to support struggling readers in upper grades, but this is not an excuse for them to be pushed aside. I love your statement "reading is the ... more
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