Reading. Class #4.
I cdnuolt blveiee that I luod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in what order the ltteers in a word are, the olny imprmoatnt tihng is that the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl smes and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
International Reading Association : Classroom and School Libraries
Massachusetts Reading Association
New England Reading Association
NCTE – Standards
Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen
“Model the effective and enthusiastic use of books, videos, films, multimedia, and other creative expressions of information as sources of pleasure and information.
Work collaboratively and individually to design, develop, and implement programs that encourage reading for enjoyment and for information.
Work collaboratively and individually to design, develop, and implement programs that develop skills in media literacy, including the critical analysis of film, television, and other mass media.
Become an advocate inside and outside the school for reading and for literacy in print, graphic, and electronic formats.”
Free Voluntary Reading
“reading because you want to: no book reports, no questions at the end of the chapter. In FVR you don’t have to finish the book if you don’t like it.”
Sustained silent reading – 5-15 minutes of free reading
Self-selected reading – part of language arts, conferences with teacher
Extensive reading – short summary required