Book Reviews of Guided Reading : Good First Teaching for All Children

Guided Reading : Good First Teaching for All Children
Guided Reading Good First Teaching for All Children
Author: Gay Su Pinnell, Irene C. Fountas
ISBN-13: 9780435088637
ISBN-10: 0435088637
Publication Date: 10/7/1996
Pages: 424
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Publisher: Heinemann
Book Type: Paperback
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I used this book strictly for a class. I never really used any of the strategies. It was given to teachers because we were doing something called Running Records, which is in the book. We now use DRAs, which are sort of like running records except you also consider reading behaviors. For example, if a student can't read but their finger moves left to right and follows each word, you should consider that reading behavior when testing them. Uh, no! If they can't read, they can't read. In my opinoin, this is called dumbing down our expectations. Any child can mimic reading as long as they see it being done at home or at school.