Becoming A Reader: A Developmental Approach to Reading Instruction / Edition 2

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This book provides a developmental perspective of literacy learning as a way to understand the literacy process. The authors describe how children become skilled readers through the following five stages of the literacy growth process: emergent reading, initial reading, transitional stage, basic literacy, and refinement stage. Topics include: word identification and comprehension, current conflicts on reading instruction, assessment issues, and contains new appendices. For anyone interested in elementary reading and literacy instruction.
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A basic developmental reading text for pre-service and in-service teachers, with material organized around stages in reading development. Provides concise descriptions of various aspects of literacy learning and instruction, supplemented by examples and case studies. Coverage includes the use of commercial readiness materials, reading as a meaning-making process, motivation to read and write, vocabulary development, and organizing and managing classroom reading instruction. Includes chapter summaries, case studies of students, and examples of classroom instructional strategies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205279012
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/27/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 386
  • Product dimensions: 7.03 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 1
Pt. 1 The Beginning Reader 11
1 Emergent Reading Stage 15
2 Initial Reading Stage: The Process of Learning to Read 53
3 Initial Reading Stage: Instructional Approaches and Programs 73
Pt. 2 Becoming Fluent 103
4 Transitional Stage 107
Pt. 3 Fluent Readers 145
5 Basic Literacy Stage 147
6 Basic Literacy Stage: Vocabulary Development 159
7 Basic Literacy Stage: Effective Reading of Texts 181
8 Study Strategies 203
9 Refinement Stage 223
10 Refinement Stage: Content Area Reading 237
Pt. 4 Assessment 265
11 Assessment 269
Pt. 5 Organizing and Managing Classroom Reading Instruction 307
12 Organization and Management 311
13 Ms. Stein's First Grade: A Literature-Based Program 321
14 Mr. Gordon's Fourth Grade: Using Basal Readers 329
15 Instructing Readers with Differences 337
App. A Informal Assessment of Study Strategies 351
App. B Examiner's Manual: Informal Assessment of Elementary Reading 353
App. C Gorham (ME) Schools' Literacy Guide 369
Author Index 383
Subject Index 386
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