Monday, September 17, 2012

sums and sentences - "I've read it but I don't get it"

Managed to get to the 'sums and sentences' session lunchtim on Friday. A presentation and participative workshop with Kirsten Riley, adult literacy tutor & advisor and Bruce Morrison, communications tutor and literacy advisor.  Their session summarised some of the strategies useful to help students come to grips with course readings.  Reading is made up of 50% decoding and 50% comprehension.

Learning activities and exercises important Before, during and After reading to work on comprehension. Issues students have with decoding require specialists assistance, so it is important to work out with students, where the difficult lies with reading. A range of activities are available on the NZ literacy/numeracy site and we worked through a few examples during the session.

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