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    Chapter 4, Reading: How Muscle Reading Works pp.136-141 While the concepts and ideas that are presented in this article may be helpful to some, to me, it is rather late to completely adjust my techniques in reading. The process of muscle reading can generate decent results, but following every step will only become a burden. Instead, I prefer to do steps out of order, and void specific steps out if necessary. The part that resonated with me specifically is the highlighting technique. It states that one should read an entire chapter or section before going back to highlight. This is a logical strategy that has developed into one of my habits. I prefer highlighting and underlining key terms to remind myself of the material being presented. After…

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    Fluency And Reading Skills

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    the learner begins to read the teacher notices that the learner is reading very slow and word for word. The leaner is using their decoding strategies as they read to read unfamiliar words. When the learner finishes the teacher begins to ask the learner different questions about the book. The learner looks at the teacher and does not answer the question. The teacher tries to ask the learner another question and the learner is able to give a response but…

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    education and a reading endorsement. She has been teaching for about twenty years in grades first through fourth. Currently, she teaches third grade in Liberty Township; but before that she was a reading tutor for first and second graders. Do to her being in early childhood education, she teaches all subject…

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    My Writing Autobiography

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    My first memory of reading and writing dates back to my kindergarten days when I could sit there in class and listen to my kindergarten teacher read to use. The teacher read slowly and showed us picture so as make sure that we understood what she was reading to us. She read to us for a number of times and now our turn to practice reading and writing came. I started learning how to write letters, words and finally composing sentences. Spelling was not my thing as I always struggled to get the…

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    Stand Up For Shakespeare

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    Shakespeare's most famous works have been incorporated in school curriculums for decades, therefore there is no surprise that it has been translated into various forms in order for it to be taught effectively in class. With dramas, such as Hamlet and Macbeth, Shakespeare was able to explore many themes that are very relatable to his readers, which is why teachers today use both reading, technology and analyzing/performing in their classrooms so their students are able to understand the plot more…

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    initiates a discussion that engages the class and it also provides a connection to the topic that the class will be exploring during the class period. For example, the other day her warm-up prompt instructed the students to write five sentences about whether they like scary movies and to explain why they feel the way they do about them. This prompt initiated the class to talk about their personal experiences with watching scary movies, which engaged all of them into the next reading that…

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    Typically girls outperform boys on standardized test, the amount of reading done relates directly to reading achievement, and the kind of reading in school can cause boys to read less are three issues that need to be addressed. Knowing this, a study was conducted in an elementary school with thirty-five boys from four fifth grade classes in a north central North Carolina to find out what boys really want. Each of the students completed an open-ended interview about reading with questions that…

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    was reading. All that changed after the bad experiences I faced and the help I received from the different people in my life. At home my mom was a single parent, working all the time, so she didn’t have much time to help work on my reading skills with me. She was able to read me a story every night, and that was something I looked…

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    Texthelp is a company whose goal is to help boost confidence for anyone who needs help with reading or writing, whether it be for school or work. Texthelp has designed multiple different platforms to help the various populations of people and their learning needs, making the web, documents and other files on your computer more accessible at any time or place. One program from Texthelp is Read&Write Gold, which helps assist users with reading, writing, studying, conducting research, and staying…

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    to treat individuals with dyslexia is by facilitating mastery and competence. It is an intervention in which the OT practitioner or the teacher adjusts/break down tasks, introduce small chunks of reading, and gradually progress into more complex, more meaningful activities. One way to achieve this goal is by using the Orton-Gillingham Approach in the classroom. It is a multi-sensory strategy used to strengthen decoding through the sound/letter(s) association, spelling rules, and sight word…

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