Realizing the Learning Potential of the Cut-up Story

Although on first glance it might look like just a fun puzzle activity, assembling the cut-up story provides serious learning potential for young learners. In every lesson, children benefit from this unique message constructing opportunity as they practice orchestrating strategic action on familiar material, their own story. Learn how this brief procedure can reveal a wealth of information about strategic processing and provide unique learning opportunities within the lesson. Video clips will be shared, and attendee participation is highly encouraged in this interactive session.

Presenter: Betsy Kaye, Texas Woman’s University

Betsy Kaye is a Reading Recovery trainer and Assistant Professor at Texas Woman’s University. She has been involved with Reading Recovery for more than 25 years. Early in her career, she also taught special education and fifth grade. Betsy has published several articles about Reading Recovery teaching, early intervention, and assessment and frequently shares her expertise at literacy conferences in the US and Canada. Betsy enjoys working with international colleagues and RRCNA on projects that support teachers’ professional learning, and she currently serves as editor of the Teaching section of the Journal of Reading Recovery.