The Reading Book is a teachers' guide to learning to read. The book is divided into two parts. Part One surveys what we now know about reading, in chapters corresponding to the four major partners in the reading process: child, parent, teacher, and text.
The practical sections that make up Part Two include all the issues that would feature in a primary school's reading policy - from the teaching approaches in use to books and resources available.
|Product dimensions:||8.26(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.28(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Dr. Myra Barrs was until recently Co-Director of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE). She has worked as a teacher, a publisher, an adviser, and a consultant in the UK, the USA and Canada. Myra Barrs is co-author and editor of many publications, including the Primary Language Record Handbook, The Reading Book, Whole to Part Phonics, Boys and Writing, The Reader in the Writer and Boys on the Margin. She produced the CLPE video series Learning to be Literate. Other publications include books on assessment, such as Words Not Numbers and Record-Keeping in the Primary School. She has written many articles for academic journals and professional journals on topics including assessment, children's writing, gender and literacy, and imaginative play. Her research interests include children's writing and its links with other ways of symbolising meaning. Myra Barrs was recently elected to the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame. She is a Visiting Professor at the University of East London.
Table of Contents
Part I : Written by Myra Barrs and Anne Thomas, with contributions from Hilary Hester, Alison Kelly and Alyson Russen
Children Learning to Read
Parents in Partnership
Teachers Talking About Teaching Reading
The Role of the Text
Part II : Written by Myra Barrs, Norris Bentham, Sue Ellis, Hilary Hester, Helen James, Olivia O'Sullivan and Anne Thomas
Book Making and Publishing
Providing Books; Promoting Reading
Reading Media; Using Computers
Equal Opportunities and Reading
Working with Parents
Children With Reading Difficulties
Keeping Track of Progress and Development