In this post we explore three common strategies for introducing text before reading and the ways they do (or don't) align with the Common Core. These strategies have been challenged by the authors of the CCSS and we address this criticism.
"The Common Core only tells us what to teach, but doesn’t tell us how to teach."
Three traditional practices in literacy education:
1) presenting background information,
2) pre-reading strategies, such as predicting, and
3) articulating a summary of the text.
David Coleman Quotes
- We lavish so much attention on these strategies in the place of reading, I would urge us to instead read.
- the first escape from the text is to summarize it in advance
- asking you to just read. To think of dispensing for a moment with all the apparatus we have built up before reading and plunging into reading the text. And let it be our guide into its own challenges.
- Nothing could be more lethal to paying attention to the text in front of you than such a hunt and seek mission