Effective teaching; successful readers


Students are becomingImage more and more disengaged with reading. So, as educators it is important that we devise ways in which to reengage young readers the best we can. Studying the teaching of reading then becomes essential in order to evaluate our own practices to ensure that students get the most out of the texts provided. Peter Freebody and Allan Luke’s Four Roles of the Reader is one of the most fundamental models when teaching reading as it was developed in response to reading complexities as well as the changing and challenging demands that makes a person a successful reader [1992]. Front-loading is also extremely important when teaching reading as it allows the student to develop the skills required to completely understand a texts’ worth without being distracted by an unfamiliar vocabulary or socio-historical context. This is also quite useful as students are less likely to read required texts in…

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