In taking apart the sentence, we focus our attention in the arrangement of the words and not the words themselves. Mastery of writing and reading makes it possible for the child to see the wonders that come from the thoughts of others and the enjoyment that comes from finding out those things we are highly interested in.
Order is brought to the mind with the Practical Life exercises and the Sensorial Materials. Grammar Function of words: Reading Total reading versus traditional mechanical reading: We need to be sure we have a great variety.
Children enjoy books about people, other places, about animals and birds and flowers, about events from the past and about everyday life.
The child will read to get information in the same way they see the older children and adults of their society do. The first is when the child learns the mechanics of reading.
The reading program offers the child grammar and syntax that helps him interpret what he reads. The sentence analysis exercises introduce the child to the meaning of word placement within the sentence structure.
Share your experiences in the Forum Send Lesson to a Friend: In the end, our goal is to create a child who can use reading for both practical and pleasurable purposes. Indirect Preparations are found throughout the Montessori environment. In a Montessori classroom, the children do not write initially with a pencil.
This helps the child to understand the subject, the predicate, and the clauses of a given sentence. The child does each exercise for its direct purpose or lesson and unconsciously takes in all of the extra benefits. Introduction Reading should be an exciting discovery for the child and can occur in a similar way as the child discovered writing.
Some children are so excited by the ability to read, they will want to read and read and read and will do so at school and at home whenever they have the time. Additionally, as often as possible in all areas of the classroom, including geography, the children are shown to manipulate the materials using the Pincer Grip Puzzle Maps, Cylinder Blocks, Pouring Jugs, etcwhich is the grip used to hold a pencil.
Montessori discovered — contrary to popular perception — that children will tend to develop writing before reading.
When reading is discovered and not taught, the child can have a lifelong love of reading. There are many interesting things to read at all stages of the exercise and by offering the child enjoyable activities, reading is mastered through positive experiences.
As with every other area in the environment, the entire language program is very sequential. They use the movable alphabet, which is a box containing all of the letters in the alphabet. The writing stage is based on the process of analysis while the stage of reading is based on the process of synthesis- a process that requires greater mental maturity than analysis.
If this does not happen, there are two stages of reading. Some children will only begin reading by stages but once a child starts to read, they will begin to read almost anything. The indirect preparations for reading are the same as for writing in the preparation for the mind.
At the upper Elementary level the child moves away from the use of the symbols and toward a more abstract understanding of grammatical structure and complex sentence analysis.
And when some of the children start reading with the words they create with the Moveable Alphabet, it is then time to begin teaching them the reading Exercises. Indirect preparation in the language area is also of extremely importance for reading. Although this period is a rather mechanical sounding-off of words, it is short lived.
The Montessori approach to reading brings immediate understanding and appreciation. The first key being that a sound can be represented by symbols.
Exercises such as the Touch Tablets and Touch Boards, the Sandpaper letters and the Metal Insets directly teach the child the concepts of rough and smooth, phonetic sounds, and design respectively, but also all require a control of movement necessary for writing.The intellect of the child is being prepared.
We contribute to this preparation with such things as talking, reading stories, and with such language games as I Spy, Question and Answer, The News Period, Classified Cards, and Nursery Rhymes This is the spiritual and intellectual indirect preparation.
Nov 03, · Just about every activity in a Montessori classroom has two purposes: one direct and the other indirect. While the direct goal aims at providing the child with a skill he can use in the present, the indirect goal focuses on abilities he will put to good use later in life. What Is Indirect Preparation?
How Does It Work? 3 Nov. Direct And Indirect Preparation For Writing In Montessori. DIRECT AND INDIRECT In this section, We are going to see How the conversion of Direct to Indirect Speech and Indirect to Direct Speech is done? We may report the words of a speaker in two ways.
1. Direct Speech We may quote the actual words of the speaker as it is. tive Montessori program is kinesthetic, some is stereognostic, and so forth. Prior exposure can facilitate the processing of information and is an important mechanism for the facilitation of perception and memory.
We might then suggest that what Montessori called indirect prepara-tion is actually unconscious “implicit” priming. Get this from a library! The Montessori method of indirect preparation for reading and writing.
[Lena L Gitter]. Discusses how Montessori principles and practices pertain specifically to the indirect and direct preparation of the child for writing and reading.
The general principles are outlined first, followed by a specific discussion relating Montessori's approach to language instruction to current issues in reading disability.Download