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EDECH 413 - Ch. 6

antiphonal reading A choral reading in which parts are taken by groups
Big Books Oversized books designed to allow children to see the print as it is being read
buddy reading The pairing of a child from an upper grade with a younger child for storybook reading
choral reading A small group or the entire class reads along with the teacher
close reading Involves selecting short text passages for close reading or careful analysis
comprehension An active process whereby a reader interprets and constructs meaning about the text based on prior knowledge and experience
directed narrative reading lesson A formal strategy that is more detailed for discussion
echo reading The teacher reads a line of text and then the child reads the same line. The number of lines read is increased as the child's reading improves
expository reading Describing characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. Provide evidence from the text.
Fluency The level of reading ease and ability; a fluent reader is able to read on or above level books independently with high comprehension and accuracy
graphic organizers A comprehension strategy to help children understand the text by using a variety of visual charts to organize information
K-W-L A cognitive strategy that enhances comprehension by assessing with students what they Know
literature circles Discussion groups used to encourage critical discussions about literature among children
mapping and webbing Strategies for understanding text through the use of graphic representations for categorizing and structuring information. Maps deal with more detailed representations
mental imagery Visualization of readings used to increase comprehension and clarify thought
metacognition Awareness of one's own mental processes concerning how learning takes place
narrative text Text that describes a sequence of events or gives an account of events
paired reading A more able reader from the same class or another class acts as a tutor while reading with a less fluent student
partner reading Peers reading together either simultaneously side by side or taking turns reading to each other
Reader's Theater The oral reading of a short play
reading workshop A period of time set aside for children to work on reading skills by reading books and conferencing with a teacher
reciprocal teaching Teaching that uses a scaffolded discussion technique that is built on four strategies that good readers use to comprehend text: questioning
repeated reading Reading the same book or story over and over until it is repeated or known. This familiarity offers the opportunity for fluent reading
response group A strategy for enhancing comprehension; students exchange or refine ideas and think critically about issues related to what they have listened to or read
shared book experiences Whole or small group reading instruction through literature selections
tape- assisted reading Listening to fluent reading samples on audiotapes while following the written text
think-alouds A comprehension strategy in which children talk about what they have read or other ideas they have about a story
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