Small-Group Reading Instruction
The Evolving Reader Stage
Beverly B. Tyner
Sharon E. Green
This chapter provides an in-depth look at the evolving reader stage. Evolving readers are best described as readers who have made the transition from learning to read to reading to learn. This is a critical stage for students' reading development because it sets the stage for lifelong learning. In this chapter, the authors describe the characteristics of evolving readers, offer a lesson plan model for evolving readers, and present narrative and informational sample lessons for evolving readers. The chapter also includes a variety of out-of-group extension activities in word study, fluency, and comprehension. The reading and writing extension activities support grade-level standards and directly relate to the instructional components of the evolving lesson plan.
Tyner, B.B., & Green, S.E. (2012).
The Evolving Reader Stage.
In Small-Group Reading Instruction (pp. 72-99). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.