Reading is More than Phonics!: A Parents' Guide for Reading with Beginning or Discouraged Readers

Reading is More than Phonics!: A Parents' Guide for Reading with Beginning or Discouraged Readers

by Vera Elizabeth Goodman
     
 

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A simple, clear explanation of the relationship between phonics and experience in learning to read. You will learn how factors, often seemingly unrelated to reading, can affect a learner's progress. Build positive relationships as you practice with aspiring readers so that they not only learn to read but to love reading! This book has helped thousands of people become

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A simple, clear explanation of the relationship between phonics and experience in learning to read. You will learn how factors, often seemingly unrelated to reading, can affect a learner's progress. Build positive relationships as you practice with aspiring readers so that they not only learn to read but to love reading! This book has helped thousands of people become effective reading coaches both at home and at school.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Reading is learned through apprenticeship, and in this handy guide for parents of beginning and discouraged readers, Goodman offers a bag of tips and techniques to help move children from ineptness to skill and confidence in reading. The book is user-friendly and reassuring, offering ways to build not just the mechanics of reading, but also the interactive, connecting, communicating part of the process we call reading. A companion videotape Coaching Young Readers is also available, and offers specific interpersonal modeling, in addition to the general framework covered in the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780969993827
Publisher:
Reading Wings, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
3RD REP
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.26(d)

What People are saying about this

Kathy Walkow
Your book is required reading for every parent who has a child in my class. One mother bought her own copy and keeps it in her purse at all times. She calls it her bible! -- (Kathy Walkow, Gr. 1 Teacher, Winnipeg, Man.)
Jeffrey Wood
My students love your book. It gives them tools to assist struggling readers that go beyond sound it out. It is uniquely accessible and overflows with ideas and examples. -- (Jeffrey Wood, Instructor, Indiana University)
Cathie Williams
Helps you to relax, understand the reading process, and put the emphasis on the goal, not the age and accomplishment expected. -- (Cathie Williams, Parent, Calgary, AB)
Karen Wesley
As soon as I finished reading it, I know that I wanted to put it into the hands of parents at my school. One of my parents reviewed the book and commented, "Being a strong proponent of phonics, I read READING is more than phonics! with a critical eye. A dog-eared copy should be sitting in every family's reading corner." Thank you, Vera for this useful tool. -- (Karen Wesley, Principal Joe Clark School, High River, AB.)
Lucille Mandin
You, as a writer, have definitely succeeded in bringing the reality of children's lives to life. Thank you! What a refreshing style! It is a timely publication in any language. -- (Lucille Mandin, PhD. Faculte Saint-Jean, University of Alberta)
Karen Kirk
Vera, thanks so much for your wonderful book. I cherish your pertinent information for teachers and parents. -- (Karen Kirk, Resource Teacher, Malibu, CA.)
Shauna Kenworthy
My heartfelt thanks to you for writing this book. The difference it has made in our house is phenomenal. We now have a boy who beams every time he reads. -- (Shauna Kenworthy, Parent, Rockyford, AB)
June Callwood
I love the lucid way you explain things and your very practical approach to reading difficulties. -- (June Callwood, Journalist)

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