What have we learned about the dark side of pattern text and low writing vocabularies? This session will explore why time is the essence for moving students out of pattern texts and into story books. The features of simple story books and the behaviours that students need to control in order to build a literacy processing system will be discussed. The same urgency exists for writing a greater number of words and how this supports problem solving in reading and writing.
Presenters: Barb Cassar & Paul Cousineau
Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders, TDSB