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ERIC Number: EJ784650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
A Library Media Specialist's Response to Reading First
Plewa, Susan
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v23 n4 p25-27 Dec 2006
In this article, the author presents anecdotal scenarios which reflect some important moments in the teaching and learning of reading. In the first scenario, a student recognized fluent reading and named it, illustrating the power of a common vocabulary. The second scenario addressed the importance of common visual supports in the school environment--the word wall. In the third scenario, library media specialists are affirmed in the longheld practice of sharing quality children's literature no matter what type of reading curriculum is adopted in a school. Furthermore, as the author participates in Reading First professional development opportunities, she wonders about the impact of this particular initiative on the practices of library media specialists. How can they support classroom teachers? How can they reinforce reading strategies in the library media center? How can they help parents use library resources to further literacy in the home? How can they have a greater impact on student learning? The National Reading Panel Report (2000) identifies five essential components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. This article presents examples of activities, strategies, and resources that library media specialists can use to support these components. (Contains 8 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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