ERIC Number: ED418388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Reconsidering a Balanced Approach to Reading.
Weaver, Constance, Ed.
This collection reflects the stance that a truly balanced approach to reading instruction will focus not only on reading but on literacy; integrate language and literacy across disciplines; attend to reading, writing, and other skills and strategies in context; and reflect a coherent integration of as broad a research base as possible. Following a foreword by Diane Stephens, an introduction, an article on reading and literacy, and a note on terms (phonics and whole language), articles in the collection and their authors are, as follows: (1) "Toward a Balanced Approach to Reading" (Constance Weaver); (2) "Learning about Literacy: A 30-Year Journey" (P. David Pearson and Diane Stephens); (3) "To Err Is Human: Learning about Language Processes by Analyzing Miscues" (Yetta M. Goodman and Kenneth S. Goodwin); (4) "Considering the Research on Phonological Awareness and Phonics" (Constance Weaver); (5) "Reconceptualizing Phonics Instruction" (Margaret Moustafa); (6) "Orthographic Analogy Training with Kindergarten Children: Effects on Analogy Use, Phonemic Segmentation, and Letter-Sound Knowledge" (Margareth E. Peterson and Leonard P. Haines); (7) "A Comparison of Children's Development of Alphabetic Knowledge in a Skills-Based and a Whole Language Classroom" (Ellen McIntyre and Penny A. Freppon); (8) "Phonological Awareness Training of Kindergarten Children: Three Treatments and Their Effects" (Linda R. Ayres); (9) "Literacy Learning in a Whole Language Classroom: Reading Concepts and Reading Strategies First Graders Know and Use" (Penny A. Freppon and Ellen McIntyre); (10) "A Comparison of Innercity Children's Interpretations of Reading and Writing Instruction in the Early Grades in Skills-Based and Whole Language Classrooms" (Karin L. Dahl and Penny A. Freppon); (11) "Experimental Research: On Phonemic Awareness and on Whole Language" (Constance Weaver); (12) "Using 'Real' Books: Research Findings on Literature Based Reading Instruction" (Michael O. Tunnell and James S. Jacobs); (13) "Successful Dyslexics: A Constructivist Study of Passionate Interest Reading" (Rosalie Fink); (14) "The Case for Late Intervention: Once a Good Reader, Always a Good Reader" (Stephen Krashen and Jeff McQuillan); (15) "Every Person a Reader" (Stephen Krashen); (16) "The California Reading Situation: Rhetoric and Reality" (Jeff McQuillan); (17) "California, Whole Language, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)" (Kenneth S. Goodman); and (18) "The Schools We Have. The Schools We Need" (Richard L. Allington). (Contains 55 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Student Needs, Whole Language Approach
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 02344-1450: $19.95 members, $26.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Balanced Reading Instruction; California; Language Across the Curriculum; Phonological Awareness