from Children's Literature in the
by Bernice Cullinan
- When they come to an unfamiliar word, good
readers use many different strategies
for word analysis, while poor readers "sound it out".
If sounding it out fails, poor readers have no alternatives.
- Good readers self-correct if they make a
mistake that does not make sense; poor readers ignore their reading
- Good readers read for meaning; poor readers
read to pronounce words correctly.
- Good readers reread favorite books and become
fluent readers; poor readers seldom reread and thus rarely experience
- Good readers seek out books by favorite authors;
poor readers don't notice who wrote the books they read.
- Good readers read for their own pleasure;
poor readers read only if it is a school assignment.
- Good readers discuss books with their friends
and exchange opinions on good books to read; poor readers do
not discuss reading.
Copyright 2000 Heather