Read about the Beginning Literacy Framework

In preparation for Karen’s visit on Tuesday read about her Beginning Literacy Framework .

3 Responses to “Read about the Beginning Literacy Framework”

  1. john Says:

    In this article Don Johnston puts forth a plan that gives people with disabilities the tools they need to become literate. Literacy skills are vital to being a productive member of society, so this project certainly fufills a great need that many people have. His idea of having a three tiered teaching system (which he names the conventional, transitional, and enrichment stages) that utilizes age-appropriate text seems like a winning idea to me. Arousing kids’ interest is vital to teaching them anything. Teenagers who are just begining to read simply won’t be interested in books writen for five-year olds. They need books writen for their age group that they are still able to read. The project that Johnston speaks of is simple, but I have no doubt that it will be extremly effective in combating illitereacy.

  2. Stephen Says:

    Overall good ideas are being discussed. Karen’s passion for this subject is really entertaining to watch and read. She really has a great idea and I do believe that the No Child Left Behind act, really should include every child. Now I know the act focuses on standardized testing, I really think it should take a different approach to disability education. It’s important for all children to get a fair shot, especially if America is truly what it says it is.

  3. Alyssa Says:

    I think it is interesting to see this idea of the literary framework. By taking one type of book easy and turning it into three different levels (Enrichment, Traditional, Conventional) Johnston is proposing and idea that will make it easier to pick out books that are right for each child. The children’s books that you can find in a book store are usually leveled 1-3 and then on the back of the book have a description of what it is you will find in each book. However, what happens if you are in between a level 1 and 2 and there is no a book for you to read. This is why the idea of the three different levels within the level is a great idea, and I think it is one of many good points seen in this article.

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