Foundational Reading Practices are used in ALL schools as core elements of a comprehensive literacy program.  Effective teachers use a balanced approach to teaching reading that incorporates a variety of teaching strategies, carefully selected materials and activities, and needs-based teaching.  The following resource sets echo ideas from Margaret Mooney’s early work (Mooney, 1990)  on creating a rich approach to ensuring that students experience a range of reading activities.  Her now famous “to, with and by” mantra is a simple way to remember that every day, teachers need to plan and organise opportunities for purposeful reading experiences.  Used in combination these FRP will ensure that students see models of expert readers at work, experience guidance as readers and explore reading independently to build skill and engagement.  Follow the links to explore Foundational Reading Practices like Guided Reading and Shared Reading.  Also explore the range of paired and independent reading practices that can be used to develop comprehension, fluency and word-solving for readers at all levels.  

 

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