In this post, we look at literacy tutoring through the lens of two metaphors. The first metaphor suggests that reading is like a mathematical equation in which the whole of reading is the sum of its parts. The second uses a cooking metaphor to describe the relationship between the parts (the ingredients) to the whole in the reading process (the final dish) to make the point that while the ingredients matter, the final dish is more than the sum of its parts or ingredients.
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Two metaphors for reading that can help us be better tutors