Teaching Talia

Week One Journal Entry

Posted on: March 13, 2007

What do you already know about reading?

A text is not just a book. A text is anything that can be ‘read’.

Read doesn’t just mean sitting down and looking at the words in a book and interpreting them, ‘read’ means making meaning and  interpreting something.

When someone reads a text they bring to it their prior knowledge, specific discourses that they work from and their own interpretations and ideas as to what the text means.

Reading is a fundamental aspect of learning and life. Both ‘traditional’ reading (i.e. reading a book) and more modern ideas of reading (reading films, magazines and people) contribute to the way we learn and have important places in our lives. 

Examples of things that can be read:

Books

Magazines

Newspapers

Comic Books

Movies

CD Covers

Body Langague

What are you hoping to get out of this course?/What do you need to know more about?

Strategies for teaching reading and literacy in general.

How to effectively teach reading.

How to teach children how to read different texts.

How teaching reading fits in with Outcomes and Essential learnings and assessment in general.

How to effectively link teaching reading in with the current Unit of study.

How teaching reading is taught in early childhood, particularly prep.

How will teaching reading have changed in 5 years time.

Are there any steps that can be taken now to ensure that what we’re teaching kids isn’t going to be outdated in only a few years?

How have I learnt what I wanted to know?/ How will I learn what I want to know?

 

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