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ERIC Number: ED436746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing an Internal Processing System.
DeFord, Diane
Network News, p1-4 Spr 1997
The goal in Reading Recovery is to support children to develop "in the head" operations or strategies that aid them to solve problems as they read and write continuous text. To help children in organizing experience and correct any idiosyncratic or unreliable relationships, teachers must understand how children develop their internal processing system, how they construct inner control, and how to best support their efforts. The means by which a system of language use is developed in the young literacy learner depends on refinement of both the cognitive and visual processing systems. As this internal processing system matures, the role of attention shifts and fluency is more constant. Reading Recovery teachers need to have a fairly accurate model of how each child normally solves his or her problems. The tasks of book introduction and first reading are important: by selecting a book carefully with an expectation of how this text will influence the child's internal processing system, the teacher takes into account how the child is currently able to solve problems. Within the first reading, teachers are observing and responding to the overall processing system, the partially correct responding, correct responding, and prompted responding. The goal is to facilitate the child's developing a self-extending system of literacy expertise. Contains 9 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Co., Boston, MA.