A Balanced Approach to Beginning Reading Instruction: A Synthesis of Six Major U.S. Research Studies / Edition 1

A Balanced Approach to Beginning Reading Instruction: A Synthesis of Six Major U.S. Research Studies / Edition 1

by John Edwin Cowen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 087207515X

ISBN-13: 9780872075153

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: International Literacy Association

If you are an educator of young children, you're likely to have participated in the ongoing dialogue about the "reading wars", the historical debate about the best way to teach reading. You can address some of the difficult issues at the center of these debates with this synthesis of more than 30 years of literacy research that provides compelling evidence for a

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If you are an educator of young children, you're likely to have participated in the ongoing dialogue about the "reading wars", the historical debate about the best way to teach reading. You can address some of the difficult issues at the center of these debates with this synthesis of more than 30 years of literacy research that provides compelling evidence for a balanced approach to beginning reading instruction. Author Cowen's discussion of six U.S. studies, from the 1967 First-Grade Studies to the 2000 National Reading Panel Report, makes the findings and conclusions of this vital research accessible and reader friendly to stakeholders in the early literacy community, enabling you to make more informed decisions about teaching reading to young children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872075153
Publisher:
International Literacy Association
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Chapter 1Toward a Definition of a Balanced Approach to Reading Instruction1
Chapter 2The Cooperative Research Program in First-Grade Reading Instruction (the First-Grade Studies)11
Chapter 3Learning to Read: The Great Debate22
Chapter 4Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading30
Chapter 5Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning About Print39
Chapter 6Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children52
Chapter 7Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction61
Summary79
Appendix AActivities for Applying Literacy Concepts83
Appendix BQuestions for Cooperative Discussion Groups87
References89
Index93

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