Part 1: Introduction
Expert performance depends on developing multiple routines, with lower-level operations functioning “on automatic,” so that conscious attention focuses on more complex operations and on fine-tuning adjustments. Expert readers often forget the subordinated functions that enable them to extract accurate meaning from a text. Reading depends on 1) selecting the correct phoneme for a letter like “c” that has multiple possibilities, 2) deciding which of the acceptable definitions of a word fits with the context, and 3) figuring out figures of speech, allusions, ironies, and many other subtasks. A good teacher remembers the basic operations and finds ways to assist would-be readers who are struggling.
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