Monthly Archives: April 2013

Response to Chapt. 11 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

Chapter 11 talks about building comprehension pretty extensively.  The section I want to talk about focused on DRA (Directive Reading Activity).  The DRA is an activity that is used to help improve comprehension skills and can be used also as … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 10 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

In chapter 10 a section talks about developing vocabulary through reading aloud. As I have said before it is important for struggling readers to hear fluent reading and this sections just further supports this. This section states that students learn … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 9 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

Context clues or contextual analysis are a huge part in reading any kind of text. Gunning mentions that struggling or lower achieving readers struggle with contextual analysis more than others. According to him struggling readers can usually use context analysis … Continue reading

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Response to Chapt. 8 of Gunning’s, Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties

As I read chapter eight one section kept sticking out in my mind. The section was, “Using a multisensory approach to learn letter names and letter sounds.” This talks about when students have a hard time and cannot learn the … Continue reading

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