Considering Syntax and Structure When Selecting Books at Early Levels
Online Professional Learning Session – This session aired live on October 18 2021 and was recorded for repeat viewing until August 31, 2022. A handout is included with the session.
Presented by: Dr. Adria Klein, Professor Emerita of Reading Education at California State University
Clay’s studies of oral language revealed that control of sentence structure is very important in early stages of learning to read. When teachers of early readers choose texts that are close to a child’s oral language, the child can anticipate and self-monitor using what he or she knows about language. We will use case studies of students, examine their syntactical patterns on the Record of Oral Language, and discuss ways of choosing books in early lessons for children struggling to learn to read so that they can become successful readers.
Dr. Adria Klein – is a professor emerita of reading education at CSU San Bernardino where she was the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. Currently, she is the Director of the Reading Recovery Center and Trainer at Saint Mary’s College of California. A former president of the California Reading Association, she also served on the International Reading Association Board of Directors. She has her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Reading and ESL. Dr. Klein is the author of numerous professional books and articles including Research in Reading Recovery, Whole-Group Reading Instruction, Small–Group Reading Instruction, Meaningful Reading Assessment, and many children’s books. Follow her on Twitter @adriaklein_read