Engaging Young Readers

Engaging Young Readers

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This volume demonstrates how promoting children's engagement with reading can greatly enhance reading achievement. From leading literacy researchers and educators, the book illuminates what a child needs to become an engaged reader and presents a set of instructional principles designed to facilitate this goal. Helping teachers offer a coordinated emphasis on competence and motivation in reading instruction, chapters blend research evidence with practical recommendations. Topics covered include ways to provide children with a good foundation at the word level, help if they are in trouble, ample time and materials for reading, opportunities to share in a community of learners, instruction that is coherent, motivating, and responsive to each child's strengths and weaknesses, school-wide coordination of instruction, and continuities between home and school.For example, the determination that a first-grade student has mastered the consonant blend aquot;claquot; may be a relatively easy and highly reliable classroom assessment task. The determination that the same student successfully applies comprehension strategies to read a persuasive essay is ... Ecological validity, the degree to which assessment procedures and materials reflect practice in elementary schools, anbsp;...

Title:Engaging Young Readers
Author: Linda Baker, Mariam Jean Dreher, John T. Guthrie
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2000

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