Early Literacy Intervention:
Expanding Expertise and Impact

a Reading Recovery initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education

The goal of this initiative is to focus on developing highly effective teachers and resources for schools for improving the reading and writing abilities of students.
Funding has been provided through an award from the U.S. Department of Education, under award number U215K090094, for the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) Program. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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Teaching for Transfer:
Strategic Activity

Module Focus
An exploration of strategic activities initiated by children and actions teachers can take to encourage those behaviors

Key Points for Teachers
Effective teachers provide massive opportunities for children to successfully read and write texts within their reach so they will build up the networks in their brain to pick up information, work on that information, make decisions, and evaluate their responses. They prompt children to use information to solve problems as they read.

It is important to check for evidence of strategic activities with individual children. With running records of text reading, teachers can record and analyze reading behaviors and monitor progress over time. It’s not just about accurate reading. It’s more about how children are learning to recognize and solve problems.


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