Reading for Beginners

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  • 31.

    Get Ready to Read!

    You're pretty sure your 5 year-old has a good grasp of his ABCs, but then again, he has not begun to string letters into...

  • 32.

    Types of Reading

    Independent Reading Students read silently by themselves and at their own pace (Taylor, 1993). The selections must be...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 33.

    The Reading Process

    Reading or the social construction of meaning from print is a complex process and actively involves the reader, who must...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 34.

    Key Features of the Reading Process

    There are 5 stages in the reading process: prereading, reading, responding, exploring, and applying. The following list...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 35.

    Literacy Research and Practice from the 1960s to the Present

    In the 1960s through the 1980s, researchers investigating early childhood literacy development brought about many...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 36.

    Helping Underachieving Boys Read Well and Often

    The ability to read well is the most important skill children can acquire. Reading ability and the desire to read vary...

    Source: Educational Resource Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)
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    The Relationship of Top-Down Reading Theories to Whole-Word Reading Instruction

    In the mid-1880s, a German researcher at the University of Leipzig named James M. Cattell published a paper titled...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 38.

    Language Experience Approach

    While most references to the language experience approach (LEA) (Allen, 1976; Coate & Castle, 1989; Hall, 1978)...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 39.

    What Is Emergent Learning

    Historically, there has been a difference of opinion about when children actually begin the process of learning to read....

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 40.

    8 Great Gifts to Inspire Reading

    Want to put some gifts under the tree that will inspire your beginning reader? Here's a set of goodies that are so fun,...



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