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dimartc
dimartc
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4/20/2020
dimartc
dimartc
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How early should guided reading be implemented to have the biggest impact? I was recently working in a nursery classroom and would invite students to have discussions about the text during read-alouds, but of course they weren't reading individually at that age.
For ESL/ELL students, would using texts that are also available in their first language be beneficial?
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Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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4/21/2020
dimartc wrote:
How early should guided reading be implemented to have the biggest impact? I was recently working in a nursery classroom and would invite students to have discussions about the text during read-alouds, but of course they weren't reading individually at that age.
For ESL/ELL students, would using texts that are also available in their first language be beneficial?



Bravo on the discussion of text with young readers! Children need to learn early that reading is a message getting activity...not just a reading of words. Children need to learn to think within, beyond and about text in order to get the message. Early instruction needs to include Early Literacy Concepts which can be taught during approaches such as Interactive Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Interactive and Shared Writing, etc. The strategic action goals for Pre-schoolers and beyond are described in The Literacy Continuum linked here: https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/continuum/ Please refer to the text: Guided Reading Responsive Teaching Across the Grades linked here: https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/guidedreading/ which provides information on Early Literacy Concepts and instruction. When to start guided reading depends on the individual strengths of each reader. Children will be ready to begin guided reading at different times. There is a great chapter in Guided Reading that gives details regarding moving from small group instruction using shared reading and moving into guided reading when students are ready. Again, that is dependent upon each reader. Also, please see a description of general principles, drawn from the literature on working with ELLs, from [Fountas and Pinnell’s] experience, and from [their] conversations with teachers in this same resource.

Best Wishes for success with your students,
Helenann
edited by Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant on 4/21/2020

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