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1st grade silent reading
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:05

Kids find it difficult to read silently until they can read a first grade level text with good understanding. So, you can encourage silent reading in your strugglers in primer or preprimer kinds of texts, but you don't expect it until they can read well with comprehension. You cannot expect readers to read successfully and silently in materials that are too difficult for them.

  • Re: Whole-to-Part Theory of Reading - Candi, Thu Sep 10 15:07
    Teaching first grade, I feel that I have not really thought about silent reading. I also have my students self-select books on their level and read each day to themselves. I must say, I am guilty in... more
    • Read-to-Self and Comprehending - Melanie McLeod, Sat Sep 12 09:40
      Candi: I agree with you. It is quite difficult to truly know if our students are actually reading and comprehending when they work on Read-to-Self. It helps to have an assistant in your room at all... more
      • Re: Read-to-Self and Comprehending - Candi, Sun Sep 13 16:04
        Thanks Melanie! I will try this. I do have them record it and send it to me. I love the idea for them to echo read first.
    • 1st grade silent reading - koppenhaverd, Fri Sep 11 10:05
      • Re: 1st grade silent reading - Candi , Sun Sep 13 16:08
        So if I have students reading and comprehending text in first grade, should I encourage silent reading more?
      • Re: 1st grade silent reading - Amanda , Sun Sep 13 13:58
        I usually listen to my daughter read her homework and the other night I told her to go ahead and start reading. While I was listening, I was in another room. All of a sudden it got quiet and I kept... more
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