ERIC Number: ED248482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Essays into Literacy: Selected Papers and Some Afterthoughts.
Viewing literacy as the ability to make use of all available possibilities of written language, the essays in this collection deal with a broad range of literacy related topics and issues. Titles of the 13 essays, written over a 10-year period, are as follows: (1) "The Politics of Ignorance"; (2) "Twelve Easy Ways to Make Learning to Read Difficult"; (3) "The Role of Prediction in Reading"; (4) "Learning to Read by Reading"; (5) "Making Sense of Reading--and of Reading Instruction"; (6) "The Uses of Language"; (7) "Conflicting Approaches to Reading Research and Instruction"; (8) "The Language Arts and the Learner's Mind"; (9) "Myths of Writing"; (10) "The Unspeakable Habit"; (11) "Demonstrations, Engagement, and Sensitivity"; (12) "The Choice between Teachers and Programs"; and (13) "A Metaphor for Literacy--Creating Worlds or Shunting Information?" A concluding section provides responses to questions frequently asked the author. (FL)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Language Acquisition, Language Processing, Language Usage, Learning Processes, Literacy, Prediction, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, School Role, Teacher Role, Writing Instruction, Written Language
Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 70 Court St., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ($9.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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