Book Selection, Orientation and the First Read
Audience: Intervention and Primary Grade Teachers
Presenter(s): Judy Dougherty
Length: 80 minutes
Level: Primary Conceptual
This session will explore selecting appropriate text and level for individual students or a guided reading group. It will explore how to provide an appropriate book orientation for a successful first read, teaching and prompting during the first read and reflecting on the child’s first reading of the new book.
Judy Dougherty is currently the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader at SCSD2 where she works daily with teachers and at-risk first graders. She has experience teaching primary grades and was a Reading Recovery teacher for 10 years. Judy received her Master’s degree from the University of Wyoming and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader certification from the University of Arkansas Little Rock.