Reading Strategies:

Accommodating Reading Styles

“More than 20 years of research indicates that when schools accommodate students’ reading styles, students improve significantly in reading motivation and achievement, school attendance increases, and discipline problems and retentions decrease significantly.” Marie Carbo    http://www.nrsi.com/

The chart below highlights some of the basic ideas highlighted by Marie Carbo in her research on reading.

  Students with Perceptual Strengths can easily: Enjoy/Learn best by:  Learn to read best by:
Visual Visual 1  - Recall what they see- Follow written or drawn instructions- Learn by observing people, objects, pictures, etc. - Using computer graphics- Performing visual puzzles- Looking at or designing maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, cartoons, posters, bulletin boards - With sight words- Silent reading- Words accompanied by pictures

– Stories in videos

Auditory Auditory 2  - Recall what they hear- Follow spoken instructions- Learn by listening and speaking - Talking, interviewing, debating- Participating on a panel- Asking and answering questions

– Memorizing

– Making oral reports

- Phonics- Choral reading- Listening to stories and recordings of books

– Discussing stories

– Reading orally

Tactile Tactile 3 

 

 

- Recall what they touch- Follow instructions they write or touch- Learn by touching or manipulating objects - Doodling, sketching- Playing board or computer games and puzzles- Constructing dioramas and relief maps

– Setting up experiments

– Writing, tracing

- Writing and tracing methods- Language experience- Playing games

– Reading instructions and then making something

Kinesthetic Kinesthetic 4  - Recall what they experience- Follow instructions that they perform or rehearse- Learn when engaged in physical activity - Playing floor games- Assembling & disassembling objects- Building models

– Participating in fairs

– Setting up experiments

– Acting, role playing

– Hopping, running

– Scavenger hunts

- Pantomiming, acting in plays- Riding a stationary bike while listening to a book- Recording and reading

– Reading instructions and then building/doing something

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 For more reading strategies, check out the link from Cambrian College – Reading Comprehension Strategy

 

 

 

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