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The 3 Reading Models
Transcript of The 3 Reading Models
September 9, 2012
Based on behavioristic learning theory
Reading is taught explicitly
Student learns from part to while
Letters and sounds are introduced before words
Errors are always corrected
Basal readers are most common instructional tool
Control of letters/sound and vocabulary introduction
Relies on prescriptive language rules
Comprehension is viewed as hierarchical
Does not focus on isolated skills
Emphasis is on comprehension and appreciation
Text options include: Authentic text, Newspaper, Magazines, Transitional books, Skits, Text sets
The theory behind the Subskills Approach to Reading is Behaviorism:
Reading is word recognition.
Reading is learned from part to while.
Instruction is explicit and delivered in small steps.
There is only one correct way.
Focuses on accuracy.
Sample Word Wall in a Subskills Classroom
The theory behind the Skills Approach to Reading is Behaviorism
Known as the eclectic approach because it sometimes teaches phonics and then holistic approaches.
The theory behind the Holistic Approach to Reading is Social-constructivism
Learning & development are social activities.
Learning should occur through meaningful "real world" experiences.
Children's cultural experiences should be connected to school experiences.
Sample of a
Sample text in a Skills Reading Classroom