In general I appreciate that people think differently. It makes us unique and it makes life more interesting.
Today, however, I do not appreciate that people think differently. For the past few weeks I’ve been working on a grad. class assignment, compiling different instructional resources. My resources need to be research base. I’ve found most of my sources, but I have been stumped finding decoding strategies.
After searching for a while, I asked my professor what other key words I could use, since decoding was getting me nowhere. She suggested “word reading.” This proved to be helpful, but I’m again stumped. I have found some great strategies, without research base. I’m sure there must be research somewhere, but how do I find it. As I was looking, one sight categorized the strategies as “word attack” strategies.
So now, I’m searching using decoding, word reading and word attack. Apparently these aren’t the only key words I should use since I still haven’t found what I need.
If everyone thought the same, then I would have found everything I needed nicely listed under decoding. Is it possible, maybe just for the week, that everyone can think like me so I can find my resources? =) Then we can go back to thinking differently!