Observation is an assessment tool and oral reading is the measurement analysis.
We discussed the Tracey Jamieson Rule of Thumb, that we don’t have to teach everything in emergent literacy stages as children do not come to us empty.
We also looked at the benefits of a Balanced Reading Program and what it should be comprised of. It covers exposure to different genres of literature to expose the learner to different literary styles. It enriches the learner’s vocabulary and contextual experience. Exposure to different reading strategies, such as peer reading, guided reading and shared reading allow the learner to participate and share their knowledge with others, that can also help others.
My Balanced Reading Alphabet