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Cross-checking Sources of Information

Literacy Pages: The Series presents the fifth post in an 8-post series related to Reading Recovery and Teaching with Discontinuation in Mind from Early Lessons. Cross-checking is the behavior in which a student checks one or more sources of information against each other. The act of cross-checking can lead to a self-correction in which all …

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Literacy Intervention in Kindergarten

If you are in the field of education, then you are most likely very familiar with the terms progress-monitoring and data-based decisions. These terms are “hot” and at the center of many school meetings. Progress-monitoring and data-based decisions are important but I wonder what would happen if effectiveness of an intervention and teacher expertise became …

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Part 5: Making New Discoveries

Literacy Pages: The Series presents the fifth post in an 8-post series related to Reading Recovery and Teaching with Discontinuation in Mind from Early Lessons. Click below to check out our previous post. Self-Extending Systems: Teaching with Discontinuation and Independence in Mind Part 1: Actively Self-monitoring Part 2: Searching for Different Kinds of Information Part …

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Part 3: Syntactic Structures

Literacy Pages: The Series presents the forth post in an 8-post series related to Reading Recovery and Teaching with Discontinuation in Mind from Early Lessons. Click below to check out our previous post. Self-Extending Systems: Teaching with Discontinuation and Independence in Mind Part 1: Actively Self-monitoring Part 2: Searching for Different Kinds of Information When …

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Part 2: Searching for Different Kinds of Information

Literacy Pages: The Series presents the third post in an 8-post series related to Reading Recovery and Teaching with Discontinuation in Mind from Early Lessons. Click below to check out our previous post. Self-Extending Systems: Teaching with Discontinuation and Independence in Mind Part 1: Actively Self-monitoring Searching is when the reader actively looks for information …

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Part 1: Actively Self-monitoring

Literacy Pages: The Series presents the second post in an 8-part series related to Reading Recovery and Teaching with Discontinuation in Mind from Early Lessons. Click below to check out our previous post. Self-Extending Systems: Teaching with Discontinuation and Independence in Mind Self-monitoring is an integral ability needed by students in order for them to …

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Letter Learning Through a Child’s Name

Due to COVID-19, I have found myself taking a departure from my role as a literacy interventionist. For this school year, I have returned full circle to where my teaching career began more than 20 years ago - a kindergarten teacher. My primary literacy goals for these little ones are to instill a love of …

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Self-Extending Systems: Teaching with Discontinuation and Independence in Mind

"In order to help students achieve successful processing, we must ask ourselves an important question, are we doing the necessary analysis and planning with the development of self-extending systems in mind from week to week, day to day, and moment to moment during our students' programs?"