ERIC Number: ED255901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
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The Development of Reading Skills. New Directions for Child Development, Series Number 27.
Carr, Thomas H., Ed.
Focusing on how children learn to read in a language they have previously only spoken, this book illustrates the skill theory of reading development, which encompasses both new perceptual processes and modified but familiar integrative cognitive processes of language comprehension. The chapters discuss the following aspects of learning to read: (1) phonemic analysis, spelling, and reading; (2) literacy background and reading development in a second language; (3) knowing words and understanding texts; (4) discourse structure and mental models; (5) the impact of classroom activities on beginning reading development; (6) using component skills analysis to integrate findings on reading development; and (7) bridging the gap between theory and practice in reading. The final chapter lists several journals that publish high quality research on reading and a number of books that provide systematic introduction to the area of reading. (HTH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Comprehension, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Learning Theories, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Readiness, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104 ($8.95, single copy, prepaid; for billed orders, add postage and handling; bulk orders are available).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Paperback sourcebook in the Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Sciences Series.