Schwartz, K. (2015, July 22). Five clever ideas to spark independent reading by kids.

Think of a little one you know reading a book to you—even though they can’t decode. They may not be able to read the words, but can you see the high-level moves they are using? If not, you may think that pre-conventional readers spit back out a story they’ve learned by rote. However, early literacy teachers Kathy Collins and Matt Glover have documented at least 7 strategic cognitive moves that young readers make before decoding.

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