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ERIC Number: ED480626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb-28
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Developing a Living Definition of Reading in the Elementary Classroom.
Mozombite, Amy
Using the guiding question, "What is reading?," this lesson invites students to interact with a variety of different texts as they attempt to uncover the skills necessary to successfully interact with the text. Based upon the discussion that follows, students will create a living definition of reading. During three 40-minute lessons, students will: identify different characteristics of texts from basic picture books to textbooks; compile a list of processes needed to read the different types of books; and develop a living definition of reading. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A reading survey is attached. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.