The Reading Book

The Reading Book


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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 Details

ISBN-13: 9780435087890
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 09/07/1993
Pages: 116
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

Teaching Approaches

Book Making and Publishing

Providing Books; Promoting Reading

Information Books

Reading Media; Using Computers

Equal Opportunities and Reading

Supporting Biliteracy

Working with Parents

Children With Reading Difficulties

Keeping Track of Progress and Development

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