EDUDEAF: Reading Resources

Key Words: Curriculum Materials,Literacy, k-6

Subj: Reading Resources
Date: 97-03-13 09:02:06 EST
From: DPRETTY@AOL.COM (Dee Pretty)
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At present, I am a Reading Recovery teacher half time and a consultant to teachers of D/HH students half time. When I was in the classroom/resource room teaching D/HH kids, I searched for early literacy resources which would not overwhelm and discourage my beginning readers (as most first grade basals have a tendency to do)! I look back and wish that I had had access to the 300-400 texts that Reading Recovery uses in its program. While the Reading Recovery lists are not available to the general public, a publication which has been mentioned on this list before is a "must read" for teachers who work with young D/HH students.
"Guided Reading - Good First Teaching for All Children" by Irene C. Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell not only gives wonderful suggestions for setting up your classroom to promote literacy, but gives the reader lists of books leveled for organized guided reading. Having such a variety of texts from very easy and short books to more complex, longer texts children opportunities to read MANY texts and gives teachers lots of options for choosing the right text for the child. I highly recommend the book!

Dee Pretty

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