- promotes fluency which aids in comprehension
- provides practice in bringing reading behaviors together (orchestration)
- encourages confidence and promotes independence
- allows attention to features of print or story not previously attended to
- gives a child the opportunity to organize and control his own reading behavior independently.
- allows teacher to observe child's strategies and check for any processing problems.
- Following reading, teacher has the opportunity to reinforce learning and to prompt new learning on 1-2 points.
- shows accuracy and self-correction rate
- helps teacher gauge a child's progress
- helps teacher plan instruction
- establishes some letters to begin to work with
- Learning about print and how words work
- Learning how to get to new words from known words
- Understanding the process of word construction
- emphasizes the relationship between reading and writing
- helps child build sound/letter relationships; helps to sort out letter/word confusions
- helps children learn to read using their own natural language and experiences
- promotes word analysis and fluency practice
- reinforces concepts of: directionality, sequencing, one to one match, punctuation, monitoring behaviors
- assists in breaking oral language into segments
- supports the child so that there is a minimum of new things to learn
- encourages the use of reading strategies in novel text...an opportunity to problem solve...to do reading work
- promotes independence
- allows teachers to reinforce, shape up and improve processing strategies.