The reading act is an event involving a particular individual and a particular text, happening at a particular time, under particular circumstances.
Reader response stresses the importance of the reader’s role in the construction of meaning. Readers actively create their own meaning from texts and express their individual responses and understandings. When responding, students are encouraged to reflect on what they bring to the text as readers. This includes experiences, knowledge, emotions and concerns. It is through the transaction between the reader and the text that meaning is made.
In the videos below, watch reader response in action as students respond to texts during read alouds, and talk their way to meaning.
LITERACY TODAY IS UNDERSTANDING THE WORD AND THE WORLD.
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