How Children Learn to Read and How to Help Them

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This is an introductory guide to the theoretical and practical aspects of the development of reading skills. The book looks at the success or failure of various techniques and provides underpinning theory.

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Overview

This is an introductory guide to the theoretical and practical aspects of the development of reading skills. The book looks at the success or failure of various techniques and provides underpinning theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749434915
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,455,600
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 How children learn to read
1 How children learn 9
2 The process of learning to read 15
3 The skills of learning to read 23
4 Impediments to learning to read 29
Pt. 2 Early reading
5 Auditory perception 41
6 Visual perception 51
7 Psychomotor skills 64
8 Attitudes to reading 73
Pt. 3 The first stages of reading
9 Helping children to read 83
10 Letters 92
11 Letter blends 105
12 Word building 114
13 Reading for meaning 124
Pt. 4 Developing reading skills
14 Fluent reading 137
15 The use books 148
16 Particular problems in learning to read 158
17 Assessment 170
Pt. 5 Extending reading skills
18 The uses of literacy 177
19 The experience of reading 188
20 The reading curriculum 197
Conclusion 205
Glossary 208
Notes and references 212
Index 222
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