ERIC Number: ED364876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Child's View of Reading: Understandings for Teachers and Parents.
Michel, Pamela A.
This book adopts the point of view of a child to consider young children and how they think about reading. A premise of the book is that beginning readers have rich understandings of reading and are able to share these insights with any adults who care to listen. The book argues that reading instruction can be improved by listening to children and adjusting instruction accordingly. The book does not advocate any single method of reading instruction other than listening to children and responding to what they say about reading. Chapters in the book are: (1) Introduction; (2) The Study: Listening Questions; (3) Tasks: Circling, Underlining, and Crossing Out; (4) Processing Print: More Than Just Sounds; (5) Purpose: Whose?; (6) Reading Groups: Hard Cover/Soft Cover; (7) Standardized Test Time: Get a Good Night's Sleep; (8) Home: The Beginning; (9) Siblings: Teachers and Learners; and (10) Reading: Through the Child's Eyes. (Contains 72 references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Beginning Reading, Childhood Attitudes, Family Environment, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Reading Attitudes, Reading Instruction, Siblings, Student Attitudes, Young Children
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Teachers