I lost count after two…

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Name:The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers
Date: 11/5/14
Author: Brian Cambourne
Key Ideas:
  • ‘tangled tots’ are children that “had tangled the teaching in a web of distorted learning which blocked school progress” Cambourne doesn’t believe this.
  • Children should be taught key skills for reading that will help them later in life
  • If they do not enjoy reading, it will be harder for them to learn
  • You need to draw on all sources of information in a text, like the way it sounds, the way it looks, how it is set out etc.
  • Self-correction is key
  • You must know how you are reading, see the words in your head if reading them silently.
Language Features: Semantics, lexical choice, semantic patterning, Syntax, phrases, sentence structures (little bit of discourse)
Course Aspects: Unit 3 - AoS 2: Formal Language - Establishing expertise, reinforcing social distance and authority
Personal Opinion: I believe that teaching kids these 7 messages will be useful for helping them later in life, especially message 1 “A reader’s major focus should always be meaning” is the most important message a child should learn. It sets up the basis for the rest of their lives reading, as if there is no meaning to the words, they will not make sense. Children don’t understand if something makes sense or not at that age, so if they are taught then they can learn how to read AND write easier later on in life. I also don’t think that children with no condition to affect their ability to learn would block school progress if they weren’t learning.
“Quotes”:
  • “such children “had tangled the teaching in a web of distorted learning which blocked school progress”.”
  • “A reader’s major focus should always be meaning”
  • “Effective readers draw on all sources of information in the text”
  • “Effective readers are always predicting”
  • “Effective readers self-correct”
  • “Effective readers have a range of strategies”
  • “Effective readers know how they read”
  • “Effective readers love reading”
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