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Re: Benchmark reading program



I have found a few things that work re: teaching kids to read.
1. treat them as you would treat your own children
2. have lots of luscious books and other "print" things around the room,
organized by topic, and give the students plenty of time to browse
3. NEVER use a "program" because they are NOT designed for humans, and thus
MUST be modified to suit each child; much better to just read with a child
and notice when and where s/he needs help
4. always read to children, no matter their age
5. take them on field trips to used book stores and help them buy gifts for
the holidays
6. always offer them a few books to choose from when they ask for a
suggestion
7. I do the same with workbooks when they want to learn a particular skill,
but I give them the book and say do what you can and show me, and they do/
8. take their dictation and let them type it and then they can read it back.
Judi


----- Original Message -----
From: Susan Harman <susanharman@IGC.ORG>
To: <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2001 10:37 PM
Subject: Re: Benchmark reading program


> Who publishes it?
> Susan
>
> Mickey VanDerwerker wrote:
> >
> > Anyone heard of Benchmark Reading? My primary school has decided to
> > implement this program in order to raise the test scores faster.
>
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