ERIC Number: ED436735
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Active from the Start.
Askew, Billie; Fountas, Irene
Running Record, v9 n1 p1,6-7,12-13 Fall 1996
In Reading Recovery, the fostering of active learning begins immediately. The three actions children must learn to take from the beginning as teachers move into instruction are: do some reading "work" at the point of difficulty; take some initiative; and make some links between new items learned and existing knowledge. Active learners are constructive, self-directed learners: they monitor their own reading and writing; search for cues in word sequences, in meaning, and in letter sequences; discover new things for themselves; cross-check on information; repeat as if to confirm their reading and writing so far; self-correct, taking the initiative for making cues match, or getting words right; and solve new words by these means. Teachers can support children's active learning by systematically observing the child's actions and making the right moves. Contains 2 figures and examples from lesson transcripts. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.