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Transcript of Literacy Matters
LEARNING WITH TEXTS They do this by... Decoding -the ability to apply knowledge of letter-sound relationships to correctly pronounce written words. A Msoue, who aaylws levid on the lnad, by an ulckuny chnace, foemrd an imtatnie aqatuacicnne wtih a Forg, who leivd, for the msot prat, in the weatr. One day, the Forg was ietnnt on mcheiisf. He teid the foot of the Musoe ttglhiy to his own. Tuhs jeonid tteogehr, the Forg led his fnried the Musoe to the madeow wrhee tehy ulsaluy seehacrd for food. Aetfr tihs, he galurlady led him tdwoars the pnod in wchih he levid, utnil rahncieg the bnkas of the wetar, he sdudleny jepumd in, dirgagng the Msuoe wtih him. The Forg eejonyd the wtear amigazlny, and sawm ckoianrg aobut, as if he had dnoe a good deed. The uahppny Mosue was soon surtteepd and drnewod in the wetar, and his poor daed body failtong aobut on the scarfue. A Hwak oeebsvrd the folaitng Msuoe form the sky, and dvoe dwon and grbaebd it wtih his tanols, cranryig it bcak to his nset. The Forg, bineg siltl fsnteaed to the leg of the Msoue, was aslo craeird off a prnoesir, and was etean by the Hwak. In odrer to successfully read this passage, you would have to be able to decode the words... A Mouse, who always lived on the land, by an unlucky chance, formed an intimate acquaintance with a Frog, who lived, for the most part, in the water. One day, the Frog was intent on mischief. He tied the foot of the Mouse tightly to his own. Thus joined together, the Frog led his friend the Mouse to the meadow where they usually searched for food. After this, he gradually led him towards the pond in which he lived, until reaching the banks of the water, he suddenly jumped in, dragging the Mouse with him. The Frog enjoyed the water amazingly, and swam croaking about, as if he had done a good deed. The unhappy Mouse was soon sputtered and drowned in the water, and his poor dead body floating about on the surface. A Hawk observed the floating Mouse from the sky, and dove down and grabbed it with his talons, carrying it back to his nest. The Frog, being still fastened to the leg of the Mouse, was also carried off a prisoner, and was eaten by the Hawk.
Fluency -the ability to read text accurately and quickly. Vocabulary Knowledge -all the words he or she can recognize when reading. -the ability to use what you already know to help understand something new. Prior Knowledge Prior knowledge is often called the single most important variable in learning with texts. If you struggle with any of the steps in the reading process, it will limit ability to construct meaning in a text. Text Comprehension -the ability to understand what you are reading