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ERIC Number: ED450357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating How Words Work.
Osborne, Dawn
Running Record, v13 n2 p10-12 Fall 2000.
Within the Reading Recovery lesson framework, the "Making and Breaking" portion, which focuses on how words work, consists of a mere 1 to 3 minutes, yet can potentially provide a powerful reciprocal link between reading and writing. This article argues that careful consideration and utilization of effective language practices by the teacher can increase the power of the linking sound sequence with letter sequence experience in the Reading Recovery lesson framework. The article describes the many facets of language within the "Making and Breaking" portion of the Reading Recovery lesson, discussing eight key ideas: explain principles; use consistent language across the lesson; use explicit language and simple vocabulary; demonstrate first; explain why; begin with the child's known; use reciprocal language; and consider the child's Zone of Proximal Development. A conversation during "Making and Breaking" is attached. (SR)
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc., Suite 100, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1069. Tel: 614-292-7111. Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.