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Learning to Read: “The Simple View of Reading”

Learning to read consists of developing skills in two areas: accurate, fluent reading and comprehending the meaning of texts. Learning these skills does not come naturally. Both accurate word reading and text comprehension require careful, systematic instruction.

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Beginning Reading

Definition

A written learning plan for special education services that is designed to meet the specific learning needs of a child.

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Oregon Reading First Center

Learn about instructional considerations centered around the Big 5 Ideas of Beginning Reading within the Oregon Literacy Framework.

Topic: Beginning Reading

Doing What Works

Watch a teacher lead a "Reciprocal Teaching" group lesson. Using this multi-strategy approach, students learn to lead discussions about text. In this video clip students are beginning to learn to use the strategies and the teacher is very involved in coaching them. However, the ultimate goal is for students to discuss the text with one another and to use the strategies without assistance.

Topic: Comprehension

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