Balanced Literacy. Cathy Mrla Jen Mahan-Deitte. Reading is the cornerstone of all learning . In every subject area , the ability to read and comprehend written material is of the highest importance.
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Early intervention is critical to ensuring all students are developing successfully as readers. Beyond 3rd grade, it becomes increasingly more difficult to ‘catch-up’ with their peers.Why the emphasis on Reading Well?
Scaffolding is the gradual release of responsibility from the teacher to the student…sometimes teachers make the mistake of not spending enough time on a concept so the students truly understand and move from describing the content to asking students to independently use the information.
Marzano cited 24 as the number of times students must be meaningfully exposed to information before they can move to a level of independent mastery. Independent mastery is understanding 80% of the text being read.
Fluency rates depend on decoding strategies, text structure, difficulty of text, and reader’s attentiveness to the text
Children use words in their oral vocabulary to make sense of the words they see in print
Reading doesn’t occur until there is comprehension.
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