Understanding Reading Development

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Overview

"This book focuses on how to understand reading processes, and what it means to develop reading comprehension. With a wide-ranging theoretical basis, the author makes new connections between work in critical theory, cognitive psychology and literacy." Understanding Reading Development is highly recommended to teachers, literacy co-ordinators and students and lecturers of masters and doctoral programmes with a reading or literacy focus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761942504
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/31/2004
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Harrison

Colin Harrison is Professor of Literacy Studies in Education at the University of Nottingham. His work is well known in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He is a former president of the UK Reading Association, and was a founder editor of the Journal of Research in Reading.

He has been commissioned by the Scottish Office and by the UK government to write reviews of research in order to strengthen national initiatives whose intention is to have literacy policy firmly grounded in research.

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Table of Contents

1 Reading reading 1
2 What does research tell us about the reading process and the early stages of reading development? 26
3 Understanding understanding : how we learn from texts 50
4 Developing reading comprehension - what we have learned from research 82
5 Literacy development in the primary classroom : fun, phonics, fluency, fantasy and developing reading for meaning 106
6 Case studies of reading development at secondary level 128
7 Developing critical literacy : text, discourse and the collaborative construction of meaning 152
8 Evaluating response to reading : can there be such a thing as postmodern assessment? 163
9 A whole-school approach to developing reading : policy, staff development and evaluation 176
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