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More on Reading - Más Sobre la Lectura

More wonderful quotes - wow!  I am excited to be finding evidence here to support play based learning, and from all sorts of resources at that!

Jawanza Kunjufu, in his book, Keeping Black Boys out of Special Education, states:

"The main goal of reading instruction must be comprehension...."

"Beginning reading instruction should...include listening to stories...making language-experience stories and books, composing stories in play, enacting dialogue, and reading and writing...books."

In sum, we can work at achieving comprehension by:

  • Listening to stories 
  • Making our own stories
  • Making our own books
  • Engaging in play 
  • Re-enacting those stories.  

Let's get out our main lesson books, crayons and puppets!

Más citaciones maravillosas - ¡wow! Estoy encontrando muchas pruebas academicas para apoyar el jugar como base de aprendizaje!

Jawanza Kunjufu, en su libro, Manteniendo los Niños de Color fuera de la Educación Especial:

"El objetivo principal de la enseñanza de la lectura debe ser de comprensión ...."

"A partir de enseñanza de la lectura debe incluir ... escuchar cuentos ... haciendo historias de la experiencia del lenguaje y los libros, componer historias en el juego, la promulgación de diálogo, y de la lectura y la escritura ... los libros."

En resumen, podemos trabajar en el logro de la comprensión por:

Escuchar las historias
Hacer nuestras propias historias
Hacer nuestros propios libros
Participar en el juego
La representación de esas historias.

Aggaramos nuestros lápices de colores, títeres y juguetes!


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