ERIC Number: ED447441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Ten Proven Principles for Teaching Reading.
Sweet, Anne P.
This booklet offers 10 ideas to transform instruction in reading and heighten literacy for all students. The booklet states that these principles and ideas, interrelated and built one upon the other, are based on solid research findings and practical experience and that they are already being used in classrooms across the country. The 10 ideas delineated in the booklet are: (1) Children, when reading, construct their own meaning; (2) Effective reading instruction can develop engaged readers who are knowledgeable, strategic, motivated, and socially interactive; (3) Phonemic awareness, a precursor to competency in identifying words, is one of the best predictors of later success in reading; (4) Modeling is an important form of classroom support for literacy; (5) Storybook reading, done in the context of sharing experiences, ideas, and opinions, is a highly demanding mental activity for children; (6) Responding to literature helps students construct their own meaning, which may not be the same for all readers; (7) Children who engage in daily discussions about what they read are more likely to become critical readers and learners; (8) Expert readers have strategies they use to construct meaning before, during, and after reading; (9) Children's reading and writing abilities develop together; and (10) The most valuable form of reading assessment reflects current understanding about the reading process and simulates authentic reading tasks. (Contains 56 references and 28 additional resources. Also lists informational Web sites.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Primary Education, Reader Response, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.nea.org/achievement/student/details/22.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Meaning Construction