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ERIC Number: EJ745447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
The Gift of Attention
Fay, Kathleen; Whaley, Suzanne
Educational Leadership, v62 n4 p76-79 Dec 2004-Jan 2005
Elementary teachers Fay and Whaley share anecdotes of how carefully listening to English language learners read--and discussing with them their errors and confusions--helps teachers better analyze such students' true language and reading abilities. They discuss the importance of spending time talking individually with each child learning to read in English. Teachers should select carefully which reading errors to point out, and teach broad comprehension strategies that will help students navigate many different kinds of texts. Fay and Whaley caution teachers against plunging into teaching a concept based on quick assumptions about what a student does or doesn't understand. Clear up miscommunications first, then teach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia