Principle 1: Reading Isn’t A Natural Process (Literary Principles #2)

by Jane Seward on December 20, 2013

in Literacy Principles, Podcasts

Principle 1: Reading isn’t a natural process.
It is an acquired act that must be learned at a conscious level.

12065691761506967084johnny_automatic_Services_10.svg.medRich text experiences aren’t enough for a student to become a proficient reader.  However, reading instruction is one area in which we have strong guidance from science.  Because written language is different from spoken language, teachers must be intentional to provide instruction to develop the reading circuitry.  Join Robi Alstrom and Jane Seward as they discuss taking action to ensure explicit and systematic instruction.

Jane Seward can be contacted at:
janes@essdack.org
Twitter @JaneSeward2

Robi Alstrom can be contacted at:
robia@essdack.org
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