New Reading Strategy Introduced

posted Oct 13, 2010, 12:19 PM by Patrick Johnson
Today during reader's workshop I introduced a new reading strategy to our CAFE Menu board. The reading strategy is access prior knowledge. Before reading a book one of the best strategies you can do is access your prior knowledge about a topic. If you were going to read a book about Halloween (this was the example we used today) then you first think what you know about the topic of Halloween. You access the Halloween file folder (which I refer to as a schema) in your head to find our what you already know about the topic. Then when you read you are either confirming what you already know about your topic or are assilimating new information into your schema (the file folder in your head). We will be practicing this strategy over the next week in whole class instruction as well as in our guided reading groups.
P. Johnson