Episode #46 takes a close look at the early ‘reading behaviours’ that are conducive to ongoing reading progress. In knowing what to look for, you’ll also be able to identify deficits and facilitate timely interventions, which will prevent unnecessary reading struggles.
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You'll notice there’s not even a hint of suggested behaviours like ‘look at the picture’ or ‘guess a word that makes sense’. That’s because if you are truly on the Science of Reading journey, you're going to encourage evidence based strategies that are most effective for helping your little learners decode and map new words, and in the process, wire their brains for ongoing reading success.
“Contextual guessing strategies are supported by the cueing systems model of word recognition which has no basis in reading science. According to this theory, students are said to use graphophonic cues, semantic or meaning cues, and syntax or contextual cues to recognize words. In practice, the emphasis is on anything but the links between speech sounds and spelling. Unfortunately, balanced literacy students are learning strategies that poor readers rely on, not what good readers know” (Moats, L. 2007). Source: Dyslexia SA.
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