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Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Columbia University What is Reading? A message-getting problem-solving activity which increases in power and flexibility the more it is practiced. Marie Clay Lifelong Readers Readers choose what they want to read. Readers talk about what they read with others. Readers read a variety of texts. Readers make sure they understand what they are reading. Matching Readers to Books When children are reading a book they can read with success, they are able to use many different sources of information in a smooth operating processing system. Fountas and Pinnell, 2006 Level D Level H Plots and characters are Clear beginning series of more elaborate. events, and ending. More episodes and less repetition. Proficient Readers Read with Accuracy Fluency Comprehension Level A,B Level B Retelling Students will be able to "The book was called best *discuss three or four friends...and they like to details about the text, in ride and do other stuff like any order. swinging and sliding and * demonstrate how ideas in swimming....and they just the book are related to the liked to be best friends." title. Level D Students should be able Level D Retelling to talk about what the story is mostly about, with "A girl walked dogs to the all the details in sequence. park....and they went to Students should be able swim. They ran. That's all to name the character and I'm going to say." how they feel. Discuss the story with before reading the Reading at Home book. "What will this book be about? How will this book go?" Discuss the story during the reading of the book. "What's happening in the story? Who is in the story? Where are they? How are they feeling? Why?" Discuss the story after reading the book. Retell the story in sequence. Discuss character's feelings and how they changed throughout the story. SHOW YOUR CHILD YOUR
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