RESEARCH NOTES: becoming an avid reader

In reading books, I’m curious about how early readers  mentally interact with the story details. For some learners reading is not fun and for many of these readers I find a common theme in that they don’t  see what’s happening in the story in their minds, visualizing what they read as if it’s a movie or as if their character sinside the story. This is often a skill that avid readers describe they do automatically. One practice might be to read to the child and ask him to put his feet in the character’s shoes — ie.  ask them questions such as: what would you do? what will happen next? how does X feel?

Kai Kleinbard is an executive functioning coach and Alexander Technique teacher in NYC: — for services supporting young learners in school


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