Reading Without Nonsense, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

Reading Without Nonsense, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Frank Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 080774686X

ISBN-13: 9780807746868

Pub. Date: 01/22/2006

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Reading Without Nonsense remains a groundbreaking, humanistic antidote to the managed "systems" approach to reading instruction. In his extensively revised fourth edition, Frank Smith brings teachers and teacher educators up to date on how reading should not be taught. It is a necessary reminder that reading and learning to read are natural activities.There is a…  See more details below

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Reading Without Nonsense remains a groundbreaking, humanistic antidote to the managed "systems" approach to reading instruction. In his extensively revised fourth edition, Frank Smith brings teachers and teacher educators up to date on how reading should not be taught. It is a necessary reminder that reading and learning to read are natural activities.There is a massive assault on the independence of teachers of reading, mandated under the No Child Left Behind legislation, which regards reading as an unnatural act requiring contrived systematic instruction. Now more important than ever, Reading Without Nonsense, Fourth Edition provides the evidence and arguments that teachers need to resist this mechanistic view. As Frank Smith emphasizes, the act of reading has never changed despite all the changes in materials, procedures, and methodology proposed by people with an interest in how reading is taught. Reading Without Nonsense remains one of the most authoritative, influential, informative, and accessible texts on reading and learning to read. This bestseller is popular with classroom teachers and university professors as well as administrators, parents, and everyone concerned with literacy and education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807746868
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
01/22/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
857,425
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

1The most natural act in the world1
2Learning to be a reader11
3The limitations of phonics23
4Reading from behind the eyes43
5Bottlenecks of memory65
6Language and meaning79
7Constructing a theory of the world87
8Letters, words, and meaning97
9Joining the club of readers113
10The importance of teachers127
11Labels and fables143

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