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ERIC Number: ED413589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Pages: 9
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How Shared Reading Experiences Help Children Develop Knowledge of Phonics.
McIlvaine, Kelly
Shared reading involves reading aloud, making a variety of print materials available, and promoting positive attitudes toward literacy. Shared reading experience simulates the bedtime reading experience. It is a happy, secure situation that invites participation by children. Shared reading materials often use enlarged print which allows every child to see the story as it is being read. The highly predictable print and lively language invite the children to read along. Another aspect to shared reading is the shared inquiry method of learning--a distinctive method of learning in which students search for answers to fundamental questions raised by a text. There are many ways that teachers can help children to develop phonics knowledge through shared reading. Another outgrowth of the shared reading experience could involve integrating mathematics into a lesson. Students not only learn to read, they also develop a love for reading and become life-long readers through the process of a shared book experience. (Contains seven references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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