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Building on Prior Knowledge
Fri Jun 5, 2015 22:44

I like your connection of emergent reading to developing a framework like muscle memory with learning to ride a bike. It is important to allow students a concrete base of literacy before we dive into the phonics behind reading. I often think about the different backgrounds our student come from and how much experience they have prior to entering our classroom. We have to consider the amount of exposure our students have with books while they are growing up. When the students come into our classroom we have to be able to build on their prior knowledge and experiences. No matter what type of exposure they have, we have to make sure they the basic framework of literacy.

  • Developing Framework - Kelsie Fender , Fri Jun 5 22:30
    While developing my 3-2-1 on the videos pertaining to emergent reading, I realized the importance of pretending to read before actually being able to read. I connected this idea to life in general... more
    • Developing Framework Response - Sonya Summey, Sat Jun 6 12:11
      I love what you had to say about how children develop and the value for it in reading, yet it is really everything. Children have to start with being curious and then practice and practice.... more
      • Re: Sonya - Kelsie Fender , Sat Jun 6 14:16
        What an important first step it is! I also feel it's important to teach children that reading, just as riding a bike, may not be easy! You might fall off your bike a time or two before you master it, ... more
    • Re: Developing Framework - Karley Ingold, Sat Jun 6 10:40
      I agree that this is certainly an important aspect of working towards becoming an emergent reader and noticed too myself that these things happen in steps. Before a child can read a book they need to ... more
      • RE: Karly Developing Framework - Kelsie Fender , Sat Jun 6 14:18
        Karly, You make such a good point! Children mimic so much when they are learning. It's up to parents and teacher to be positive role models in all aspects of life, but being great literacy role... more
    • Building on Prior Knowledge - coxdm, Fri Jun 5 22:44
      • Re: Building on Prior Knowledge - Kelsie Fender, Sat Jun 6 14:23
        Just we Karly and I talked discussed, it's important for students to be exposed to people who enjoy reading and writing. These children begin to mimic what they see around them, and that is an... more
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