Current Approaches to Reading Instruction
2.4 Three Cueing System Theory of Reading
Participants will be able to:
- Describe the popular Three-Cueing Systems Model of Reading
- Understand why it does not help close the gap for weak readers
Watch Session 4 below.
*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video.
- Three-Cueing Systems approach to reading has
influenced our reading instruction for the last three decades
- It reflects a theory of reading that seemed promising
in the 1960s, but hundreds of studies show that it does not accurately reflect
how skilled reading works
- Despite this, it is continuously affirmed as being a true and accurate representation of how reading develops.
- Studies on its effectiveness continuously show that it tends to have weak long term results with struggling readers.
Reflect & Connect
you had a conversation with a colleague who insists on using the Three-Cuing
Systems approach to reading, how would you explain to them why it is
ineffective with struggling readers?