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ERIC Number: ED424566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Early Literacy: How To Achieve a Balanced, Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Reading.
Poindexter, Candace; Oliver, Irene
This paper discusses six instructional components that meet the literacy needs of all students and address all of the components of a balanced and comprehensive approach to reading instruction: (1) phonemic awareness (the understanding that spoken words and syllables are made up of sequences of elementary speech sounds); (2) letter names and shapes; (3) systematic, explicit phonics; (4) spelling; (5) vocabulary development; and (6) comprehension and higher-order thinking. The paper describes each component and offers research-based advice on instructional techniques. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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