Chapter 4: Teaching Reading to Young Learners (Classroom techniques and…
Chapter 4: Teaching Reading to Young Learners
What is Reading?
: Understanding the meaning of the text.
: Deciphering individual words.
Classroom techniques and activities
Language Experience Approach
Predictable Stories and Pattern Books
Context Clues and Print Conventions
Background to the Teaching of Reading
Reading for Information/ Intensive
: The purpose for reading is to get information. Reading for information can also give children pleasure.
: Children with poor eyesight are learning to read in their native language, they can often decipher fuzzy or unclear symbols because they can draw upon their vast oral language to help determine specific patterns of symbols and words from content.
Reading for pleasure/ Extensive
: Children are unaware that when they listen to a story being read aloud, they are being introduced to the idea that reading can be entertaining.
: Shape make up of the letters within a word.
The Development of Reading Skills
: is intended to teach students the basic English-language phonics rules so that they can easily decode words.
The purpose of phonics instruction is to teach beginning readers that printed letters represent speech sounds heard in words. It helps children see the correspondence between letters and sounds.
When children are at the emergent literacy stage, they should never be expected to read a word that they don't know the meaning of. For this reason, it's important to align your vocabulary and phonics instruction.
: sound-letter correspondence. Is the teaching of sounds as part of decoding.
: is designed to help young learners develop literacy skills within the context of literature.
Development of the child as an intellectual and creative being and the authentic English language and culture that is contained in children's storybooks.
Can be easily combined with literature-based approach.