“ I ’ ll Read it if I Don ’ t Have to Think.. ”. Rethinking “ Comprehension ” Instruction through Children ’ s Literature. Judith Dunkerly-Bean, Ph.D. The Challenge. The “ Why ” of Literacy. Comprehending vs. Comprehension.
Rethinking “Comprehension” Instruction through Children’s Literature
Judith Dunkerly-Bean, Ph.D
In your small groups, read the picture book and try out the enclosed strategy/activity.
We will be sharing these together in a whole group in about 20 min.
“Its not reading and writing in themselves that count, it’s the meanings that are carried in the flow of text as it creates context that counts” (Kell, 2004, p. 36).