Lessons in becoming constructive; what does this mean for our teaching?

Throughout the lesson Reading Recovery children engage in constructive activity- with letters, sound sequences, words, phrases, and sentences – always in the service of creating and discovering meaning. Meanwhile their active brains are constructing networks for linking and retrieving literacy information. How can we interact with children’s visible behaviours in ways that facilitate the ‘in-the-head’ construction of literacy processing systems?

Presenter: Ann Ballantyne

About Ann: Ann Ballantyne is a Reading Recovery Trainer from New Zealand who has worked in several different education systems. Ann recently retired as Director of the Reading Recovery project at New York University. She continues to be engaged with National Reading Recovery in NZ and is currently based in Vancouver as part of the Mountain–Pacific Trainer and Teacher Leader team.