Notes from a Kidwatcher: Selected Writings of Yetta M. Goodman

Notes from a Kidwatcher: Selected Writings of Yetta M. Goodman




Paper Edition. This long-overdue anthology ranges from Yetta Goodman's first article about her own daughter's early spelling to her most recent, previously unpublished piece about turn-of-the century educator Lucy Sprague Mitchell and the lives of female educators in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780435088682
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 05/20/1996
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Sandra Wilde, Ph.D., is the author of numerous Heinemann professional books including Funner Grammar as well as the firsthand classroom resource Strategic Spelling. She is widely recognized for her expertise in developmental spelling and her advocacy of holistic approaches to spelling and phonics. She is Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at Hunter College, City University of New York. She is best known for her work in invented spelling, phonics and miscue analysis. She specializes in showing teachers how kids' invented spellings and miscues can help us work with them in more sophisticated and learner-centered ways. Looking at what kids do as they read and write is at the heart of Sandra's presentations and workshops. She can do lively keynote presentations that highlight the interesting things that we can learn by paying close attention to students' invented spellings and miscues, as well as workshops of varying lengths that focus on student-centered teaching of spelling and phonics. She has recently begun offering workshops that focus on understanding students' miscues as a guide to appropriate instruction, particularly for struggling readers.

Table of Contents

Culture and Community

The Culturally Deprived Child: A Study in Stereotyping

The Culture of the Culturally Deprived

One Among Many: A Multicultural, Multilingual Perspective

Miscue Analysis, Reading Strategies, and Comprehension

Qualitative Reading Miscue Analysis for Teacher Training

I Never Read Such a Long Story Before

What Beginning Teachers Need to Know About Reading: Mythologies and Reading

Retellings of Literature and the Comprehension Process

Retrospective Miscue Analysis: History, Procedures, and Prospects

To Err Is Human: Learning About Language Processes by Analyzing Miscues

Print Awareness and the Roots of Literacy

The Roots of Literacy

Early Literacy Development: A Sociotransactional View

The Writing Process

Spelling Ability of a Self-Taught Reader

Do We Really Need Those Oversized Pencils to Write With?

The Writing Process


Kidwatching: An Alternative to Testing

Kidwatching: Observing Children in the Classroom

Evaluation of Students: Evaluation of Teachers

Whole Language

Respect for the Language Learner

Exploring the Power of Written Language Through Literature for Children and Adolescents

Roots of the Whole Language Movement

Vygotsky in a Whole Language Perspective Coda

Lucy Sprague Mitchell: A Woman's Language Story

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