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Different Contexts
Fri Jun 5, 2015 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 concept! I hadn't really considered the amount of exposure children can get through these activities - writing/reading their names, turn-taking, exposure to print, etc. I thought the chaining was a great way to encourage children to write their name independently.

  • 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
    • Reply to Sara: Signing in and up - Maggie Horne, Fri Jun 5 12:52
      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... more
    • 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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