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Hello,

I really enjoyed meeting Riley yesterday and going over some reding strategies. We had a little icebreaker conversation, shifted to a general discussion of school and learning, and then did some work on reading comprehension,

Throughout both the discussion of school and the more specific work on reading, I was struck by how articulate and reflective Riley was; he is able to make quite sophisticated statements about his thinking and learning, which I truly think will be an asset for him in terms of picking up new skills and habits.

Jumping off the neuro-psych, we started off talking about some goals, and then I showed some specific skills for reading comprehension, which will also help with writing down the line. We used the book The RiverI by Gary Paulsen.

The goals we came up with were:
✅ Make reading more fun
✅ Make it easier to read for a longer period of time
✅ Make writing ideas easier to come up with and easier for his audience to understand.

To those ends, I showed him how to use the following skills and concepts:
✅ Annotations: we used the ideas below for annotating, and I told him that less was more as he sometimes mentioned annotations get in the way. I said at least one note per page, coded (explained below), and described with a few words
✅ Thematic analysis: building on his knowledge of the first book in this series, Hatchet, we identified the theme of “Mental Strength”- he is to code the passage with a T for themes; e.g., “T – mental strength.”
✅ Questions: anytime you’re curious or confused, write down a question mark as the code for questions in the text; e.g. “? who is this”
✅ Prediction: keep track of what you think will happen next as an annotation (Riley opined that this would help you “stay invested” in the narrative – absolutely right!); e.g., “P – he will go back.”
We also practiced self-monitoring: paying attention to when you are confused and allowing yourself the time to go back and re-read. It is a skill that is mostly mental and will just take coaching to practice.

I encouraged him to read at least a few chapters a day with at least one note per page. But I told him to let himself get swept up in the narrative too!

All in all, it was a really enjoyable meeting. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
-Jake

PS. Riley is a fictitious name to protect his identity.

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Craig Selinger is a NY State licensed speech-language therapist (pathologist) and learning specialist with over 18 years of experience working professionally in New York City. Check out his interviews with top-notch professionals in education, therapy, and the medical fields who work with children on his podcast. He also blogs on Medium. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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