ERIC Number: ED394142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
At the Cutting Edge: Recent Research on Learning To Read and Spell. Studies in Education Series, No. 53.
Taking into account what research says about getting all children off to a better start in becoming literate, this booklet discusses recent "cutting-edge" research in the area of reading and spelling acquisition, focusing on the practical implications. The first part of the booklet notes what happens in the homes of early readers, discusses the content of a phonemic-awareness program for school beginners, looks at some tutoring ideas for at-risk readers, and suggests phonics as a regular part of the beginning reading program, provided it is easy to follow and systematic. The second part of the booklet discusses the situation in New Zealand for children reading to learn, how good readers get better, and "Project Read," a set of metacognitive strategies that can be adapted to any reading level. Contains 66 references and 5 charts. Two appendixes present a list of 44 children's picture books that play with sounds. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Reading, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, High Risk Students, Metacognition, Phonemic Awareness, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Spelling, Tutoring
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 3237, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers: New Zealand