Friday, 6 November 2009

Children's Reading

What do young readers need to know?
• Relationship between written symbols and sounds.
• The cohesion of written texts with different interconnections
• Memory for the words – shapes and sounds
• Are organised in certain ways.
• Differ in organisation according to genre.
• Represent the culture of origin (narratives, left to right etc)

How are Children taught to read?
• “Look and Say”/whole word approach
• Phonics
• What are the benefits/drawbacks of each?

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