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Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children / Edition 1
     

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children / Edition 1

by Catherine E. Snow, M. Susan Burns, Peg Griffin, Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children, National Research Council
 

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ISBN-10: 030906418X

ISBN-13: 9780309064187

Pub. Date: 06/22/1998

Publisher: National Academies Press

While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors.

Recommendations address the identification of

Overview

While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors.

Recommendations address the identification of groups of children at risk, effective instruction for the preschool and early grades, effective approaches to dialects and bilingualism, the importance of these findings for the professional development of teachers, and gaps that remain in our understanding of how children learn to read. Implications for parents, teachers, schools, communities, the media, and government at all levels are discussed.

The book examines the epidemiology of reading problems and introduces the concepts used by experts in the field. In a clear and readable narrative, word identification, comprehension, and other processes in normal reading development are discussed.

Against the background of normal progress, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children examines factors that put children at risk of poor reading. It explores in detail how literacy can be fostered from birth through kindergarten and the primary grades, including evaluation of philosophies, systems, and materials commonly used to teach reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309064187
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
06/22/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 1(14)
PART I INTRODUCTION TO READING 15(70)
1 Introduction
17(24)
2 The Process of Learning to Read
41(44)
PART II WHO ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? 85(50)
3 Who Has Reading Difficulties?
87(13)
4 Predictors of Success and Failure in Reading
100(35)
PART III PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION 135(140)
5 Preventing Reading Difficulties Before Kindergarten
137(35)
6 Instructional Strategies for Kindergarten and the Primary Grades
172(54)
7 Organizational Strategies for Kindergarten and the Primary Grades
226(21)
8 Helping Children with Reading Difficulties in Grades 1 to 3
247(28)
PART IV KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION 275(70)
9 The Agents of Change
277(36)
10 Recommendations for Practice and Research
313(32)
References 345(52)
Biographical Sketches 397(9)
Index 406

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