My Directed Reading-Thinking Activity

The Directed Reading-Thinking Activity builds critical awareness of the reader’s role and responsibility in interacting with the text. It involves readers in the process of predicting, verifying, judging, and extending thinking about the text material. It differs slightly from the Directed Reading Activity. This time I could use a story book instead of an informational text. I …

Four Methods for Teaching Phonics

Abstract: This essay discusses three alternatives to Synthetic Phonics Instruction: Analytic Phonics Instruction, Analogy-Based Phonics Instruction, and Embedded Phonics Instruction. Definitions and examples are given for each method, and the different strategies are compared to each other. The Synthetic and Analytic methods are traditional approaches, and the Analogy-Based and Embedded strategies are modern approaches. While …

My Directed Reading Activity

For my Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers class, I was to practice using a Directed Reading Activity (DRA) with at least three students while reading an informational text. DRA is a strategy that provides students with instructional support before, during, and after reading. The teacher takes an active role preparing students to read the text by …