Bringing Reading Research to Life

Bringing Reading Research to Life

by Margaret G. McKeown
     
 

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This book brings together some of the world’s foremost literacy scholars to discuss how research influences what teachers actually do in the classroom. Chapters describe the current state of knowledge about such key topics as decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, digital literacies, reading disabilities, and reading reform. At the same time, the authors offer

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This book brings together some of the world’s foremost literacy scholars to discuss how research influences what teachers actually do in the classroom. Chapters describe the current state of knowledge about such key topics as decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, digital literacies, reading disabilities, and reading reform. At the same time, the authors offer a unique “inside view” of their own research careers: key personal and professional influences, how their research agendas took shape, and what they see as the most important questions currently facing the field. The book honors the contributions of Isabel Beck, who has achieved tremendous success in translating research into widely used instructional practices.

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Choice Reviews

An excellent tool for classroom teachers. It provides well-documented information, accompanied by many references at the end of chapters, to help educators think and rethink, look analytically and critically at research, and use practical classroom strategies. Without a doubt, this volume is highly recommended to help bring reading research to life! Highly recommended. Upper-division graduates and above.

Schooldays Magazine

"Provides well-documented information, accompanied by many references at the end of the chapters, to help educators think and rethink, look analytically and critically at research, and use practical classroom strategies. Without a doubt, this volume is highly recommended to help bring reading research to life! Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above."--Schooldays Magazine
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"The volume features an impressive range of topics, from decoding to determining word meanings to questioning the author. Noted contributors explore much that is central to our current understanding of reading and demonstrate the vitality and importance of scholarly work in the field."--Peter P. Afflerbach, PhD, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland

"This volume has the conceptual richness of the field’s best handbooks, but it is written in a uniquely personal style. The contributors are united by their stature as leading researchers in the areas of beginning reading, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction. Bringing Reading Research to Life would make an ideal text for a doctoral seminar addressing historical or contemporary perspectives on reading research. It is fitting that a volume honoring Isabel Beck would be this dynamic, thoughtful, and useful."--Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, PhD, Jean and Charles Walgreen Jr. Chair of Reading and Literacy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Education, University of Michigan
 

"One need only peruse the contributor names and chapter topics to be drawn into this wonderful volume. Researchers, practitioners, teacher educators, and graduate students alike will learn from and enjoy the information within. The research presented here has enriched our understanding of how reading instruction can support development for children from diverse backgrounds. The book points the way toward overcoming areas of past dissension and working toward consensus in the future."--Kathleen J. Brown, PhD,  Director, University of Utah Reading Clinic

"An outstanding volume that exemplifies the wedding of theory, research, and practice. Read it not only to learn, but also to be inspired."--P. David Pearson, PhD, Professor and Dean, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Choice

"An excellent tool for classroom teachers. It provides well-documented information, accompanied by many references at the end of chapters, to help educators think and rethink, look analytically and critically at research, and use practical classroom strategies. Without a doubt, this volume is highly recommended to help bring reading research to life! Highly recommended. Upper-division graduates and above."--Choice

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606234754
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
717,947
File size:
3 MB

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