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Old 04-01-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Memorization vs Reading?

What are your best recommendations for assessing whether an early reader is memorizing text/images or actually beginning to identify words on the page?


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Old 04-01-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Memorization vs Reading?

Rearrange the words on a separate piece of paper. If they are truly reading the words, they wouldn't need the pictures and they'll be able to read it when written separately.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:10 AM   #3
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Just give a list of words for the child to read. It will become obvious if he can't figure out words without contextual clues.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:53 AM   #4
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Words with no pictures. And not the same sentences he's been reading.
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