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“Loving to read as a strategist”. Episode 16 Part A. The reading brain of the kids.

Have a beautiful first Friday of November.

“Japanese Temptations”.
Size: 56 cm x 38 cm
Paper Fabriano Artistico Traditional White 300GSM, Painted with Daniel Smith, Ecoline Liquid Aquarelles & Holbein pigments. 100% original by Eleonora Escalante. For sale.

Today I will be brief because I wish to teach through my own role-modeling what is the meaning of developing good strategic reflection explanations, in comparison to reading information.

Let´s proceed by reading and understanding the slides. Let´s start our today´s tour there.

Today I won´t write strategic reflections with a purpose. You will feel and comprehend the contrast between showing you the difference between reading knowledge and reading detailed inferences and strategic reflections. And then, only then you will understand why my efforts of endeavors with Eleonora Escalante Strategy. When we don´t read with deep interest, but only scroll or skim for information on the Internet, what we get is the transmission of information that simply stays at the level of decoding (sometimes not even comprehended well). When we participate actively in responding to the authors, either by performing analysis, critical thinking or by adding new elements, or by stretching our imagination to talk (mentally) with the author, that is how we begin to exercise the habit of reflecting. When humans do not reach Literacy 5 (the top level according to the OECD), we simply are information gatherers, but we don´t perform the complete cycle of reading.

The purpose of my work in these episode lectures is to show you how to reflect strategically.  Of course, don´t worry. I will share my strategic reflections before next Tuesday, so this post will be completed. But for the time being your homework is to at least try to perform three strategic reflections, and write them on a piece of paper. And then compare your work with mine next week. You will auto-find out where you are in the process of reflecting. The last two slides are my strategic notes, which I usually write in my notebook, before proceeding with the reflections.

Announcement: See you next week with the completion of our strategic reflections for today´s publication; additionally we will upload two subjects that are interconnected in between “Who enjoys reading? And “If you don´t like to read”.

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Strategic Music Section.

Music Reading chill-outs

Tim Rasinski who is a professor and researcher at Kent State University in the USA has focused his attention on reading fluency.  We took “reading fluency” as our core strategic definition because it seems to us that the cause of our adult troubles with literacy is linked to the lack of “reading fluency”. Let´s begin today to understand this term. We have explained what is reading several times in our journey, so we are sure you will grasp the spirit of our music reading chill-out. According to Rasinski, reading fluency is the bridge between effortful decoding and comprehension. Decoding is the ability to translate written words into the spoken sounds of a language. Comprehension is the ability to understand the meaning of the language being read. To decode and comprehend, we require to build these competencies little by little. We become fluent readers when we can read texts accurately, automatically, and with the appropriate prosody. In our next episode, we will continue to understand these characteristics.

Our music for reading today is from so many piano virtuosos that were selected to play on Piano Day 2022 by Medicis TV Channel. I will list all of them for your reference: Mao Fujita, Maria João Pires, Yuja Wang, Alexandre Kantorow, Evgeny Kissin, Daniel Barenboim, Van Cliburn, Lucas Debargue, Daniil Trifonov, Martha Argerich, Khatia Buniastishvili, Seong-Jin Cho, Lahav Shani, Grigory Sokolov, Mitsuko Uchida, Alexander Malofeev, Behzod Abduraimov, Louis Lortie, Fazil Say, Eric Lu, Sir Andras Schiff, Murray Perahia, Yefim Bronfman, Helene Grimaud, Beatrice Rana, Alexandra Dovgan, Bertrand Chamayou, Igor Levit, Arthur Rubinstein, Yoav Levanon, Nikolay Lugansky, Lang Lang, Nobuyuki Tsujii, Katya and Marielle Labeque, Vladimir Horowitz, Emil Gilels, and Alexis Weissenberg.


See you next Tuesday 8th of November, with the 17th and 18th episodes of the saga “Loving to read as a strategist: Who enjoys reading & If you don´t like to read”. Thank you for reading to me.

“Loving to Read as a Strategist”. Illustrative and non-commercial image. Giphy source from Nazaret Escobedo

Sources of reference are utilized today.

References used in the slides are included in each slide.

Disclaimer: Illustrations in Watercolor are painted by Eleonora Escalante. Other types of illustrations or videos (which are not mine) are used for educational purposes ONLY.  All are used as Illustrative and non-commercial images. Utilized only informatively for the public good. Nevertheless, most of this blog’s pictures, images, or videos are not mine. I do not own any of the lovely photos or images posted unless otherwise stated.

The total amount of words Episode 16th Part A: 821
Reading time: 4 minutes.

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