Learning From Children Who Read at an Early Age

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Learning From Children Who Read at an Early Age is the result of a three-year research project in which the authors studied a group of children who learnt to read without being taught, from before they started school until the end of Year 2 when they were given their first National Curriculum assessments.
Using this study as a framework for examining how children make progress over their time in Key Stage 1 across a range of literacy skills, the authors suggest guidelines which ...

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Overview

Learning From Children Who Read at an Early Age is the result of a three-year research project in which the authors studied a group of children who learnt to read without being taught, from before they started school until the end of Year 2 when they were given their first National Curriculum assessments.
Using this study as a framework for examining how children make progress over their time in Key Stage 1 across a range of literacy skills, the authors suggest guidelines which teachers can use to help all children progress with reading.

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The concern is not children whose parents teach them, but those who autonomously learn to read before starting school. Stainthorp (child development and learning, Institute of Education) and Hughes (psychology, Royal Holloway College) undertook a three-year study of such children through the end of Year Two and their first national assessment. They found features of how they make progress, especially in the early stages, that teachers might use to help other students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415174954
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/4/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
1 In the beginning...reading and writing 1
2 The project 23
3 The children 32
4 Reading 59
5 Writing 81
6 Teacher interviews 110
7 Interviews with parents 127
8 Child interviews 145
9 Learning from successful readers 156
Appendix 166
Bibliography 167
Subject index 172
Name index 178
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