The Value of Previewing, Prior Knowledge and Re-reading |

Click here for the inspiration behind this post Before a child begins to read a new book, I often find it worthwhile to spend a few minutes giving a short preview, or introduction. I use this time to provide a framework for learning.

The reader needs to focus his concentration on the text. Consequently, the aim of the book preview is to direct his attention to the words on the page, and not distract him by talking about the pictures:
e.g. “There are two boys in today’s story. Can you find their names on this page?” (I would then observe to see if the child can locate, and then read, both…

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