John T. Guthrie University of Maryland. Building Reading Engagement for all Learners . Reading in South Africa. Progress of teachers and students PIRLS* Survey with 70 Nations NEEDU^ report - literacy recommendations Student needs for fluency and comprehension.
University of Maryland
Progress of teachers and students
* Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, 2012
^National Education Evaluation and Development Unit. Report 2012
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Guthrie, J. T. (2013). South African Reading: Teaching practices K-12 for engagement and expertise. Unpublished manuscript. www.corilearning.com
Help students read together
Provide choices in reading
Show importance of reading
Match texts to student abilities
Empower students to read a lot
Grades K-2: Expectations: On grade reader: Home = 30 min; School = 30 min. Total = 1.0 hr.
Grades 3-5 : Expectations: On grade reader: Home = 30 min; School = 60 min. Total = 1.5 hr.
Grades 6-12: Expectations: On grade reader: Home = 90 min; School = 90 min. Total = 3.0 hr.
Reading Engagement = Skill + Will
for engagement practices
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