Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children / Edition 1

Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children / Edition 1

by Catherine E. Snow, Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children, National Research Council
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309064187
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
06/22/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,374,205
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.27(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Executive Summary1
Pt. IIntroduction to Reading15
1Introduction17
2The Process of Learning to Read41
Pt. IIWho are we Talking about?85
3Who has Reading Difficulties?87
4Predictors of Success and Failure in Reading100
Pt. IIIPrevention and Intervention135
5Preventing Reading Difficulties Before Kindergarten137
6Instructional Strategies for Kindergarten and the Primary Grades172
7Organizational Strategies for Kindergarten and the Primary Grades226
8Helping Children with Reading Difficulties in Grades 1 to 3247
Pt. IVKnowledge into Action275
9The Agents of Change277
10Recommendations for Practice and Research313
References345
Biographical Sketches397
Index406

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