Starting with Comprehensio: Reading Strategies for the Youngest Learners. Sternhouse Publishers. This book provides the readers with information on how to adapt comprehension strategies for preschool and kindergarten students. The connect and adjust key compontents fro master teachers like Debbie Miller and builds on her first and second grade reading strategies. These strategies include making inferences, summarizing, questioning, predicting and story r... ... middle of paper ... ...ack, R. l. (2005).
Reading first: Fluency is fundamental. Scholastic Instructor, 113(4), 15-20. Slavin, R., Cheung, A., Groff, C., & Lake, C. (2008). Effective reading programs for middle and high schools: A best-evidence synthesis. Reading Research Quarterly, 43(3), 290-322.
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Parents have to face the decision about whether or not to send their children to pre-k before kindergarten, or if they will just send them to kindergarten. Some parents do not realize just how important early childhood education is. Early Childhood Education begins at birth. The first stage, birth to age three, focuses on skill development, which includes tasks such as sitting, walking, feeding themselves, toilet training, and enough hand-eye coordination to throw a ball. The next stage is age three to five.
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The question that I have chosen for my inquiry project is: How can you improve performance in a first grade classroom with Guided Reading? I am interested in this since I teach first grade. As a first grade teacher I am always looking for ways to improve my class’s performance. Guided reading offers support to the students as they are learning. Rogoff suggested that “adults support children’s learning by structuring the task’s difficulty level, jointly participating in problem solving, focusing the learner’s attention to the task, and motivating the learner.” (Frey & Fisher, 2010, 84).
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