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Selecting and Introducing Texts
$75.00 USD

About the webcast
Selection of appropriate texts is critical. Teachers must preview and analyze texts to prepare a particular child for correct responding and ultimately to advance the child’s literacy processing system. Focus on the work of Kintsch (domain knowledge) and Clay (Reading Recovery) as we consider how best to support a child in orienting himself to reading texts. Explore the challenges a child might encounter in the first reading of a new story as he uses several sources of information, constructs meaning, and problem solves while maintaining fluency. For Reading Recovery teachers, the goal is to select books that provide sufficient problem-solving opportunities while enabling the child to read with success.

About the presenter

Mary K. Lose s an associate professor in the Department of Reading and Language Arts, and director of the Reading Recovery Center of Michigan at Oakland University. Dr. Lose is also principal investigator at Oakland University on the Investing in Innovation (i3) federal grant to scale up Reading Recovery in the United States in collaboration with The Ohio State University and 19 partner universities.

Mary currently serves as editor of the research section for The Journal of Reading Recovery. Her research interests focus on dissemination and implementation of early literacy intervention policies, teachers’ professional development, and contingent teaching. She has published in professional journals including Principal, Reading Research Quarterly, Teaching PreK-8, The Clearinghouse, The Elementary School Journal, The Reading Teacher, and The Journal of Reading Recovery. Her article, “A Child’s ‘Response to Intervention’ Requires a Responsive Teacher of Reading” was reprinted in two books published in 2010 by the International Reading Association.

In 2002, Mary was a Fellow of the Marie Clay Literacy Trust, observing teaching and learning in New Zealand Schools. She finds working with teachers and their students among the most interesting and rewarding work of all.

Length of Session
Approximately 90 minutes

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