Activities using the Language Experience Approach
Later in the tutoring session (or during the next week), use the piece of writing as the basis for additional exercises. For example,
For beginning readers
The Language Experience Approach is useful to help beginning readers develop their wordattack skills. A few weeks after having written a language experience piece, the student may have difficulty reading a number of words in the text. At this point, the text provides a great opportunity for the student to practise sounding out these words, using knowledge of phonics and the structure of words. Since the student understands the meaning of all the concepts and vocabulary in the text, the student can focus all his or her attention on
Reading aloud with beginning readers has two major purposes. First, reading aloud allows beginning readers to gain fluency by practising reading words that they already know and helps them to strengthen their word‐attack skills i.e., a focus on reading skills. Secondly, reading aloud helps beginning readers improve their language skills
and develop a love of reading and knowledge i.e., a focus on comprehension.
If you are working with more than one student, you may choose to read together as a group, or you may read with one student while the other students work on another activity.