The Sweet Work of Reading

Cunningham, Andie; Shagoury, Ruth
October 2005
Educational Leadership;Oct2005, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p53
Focuses on how kindergartners explore reading comprehension using a surprisingly complex array of strategies. Investigation of what is possible for young children as they acquire literacy skills; Requirement of thoughtful planning on the part of the teacher and ample time for learners to grapple with meaning; Information that synthesizing is one of the most complex strategies that readers use to spiral into deeper layers of meaning. INSET: Reading Comprehension Strategies.


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