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ERIC Number: ED255899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 166
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-2768-7
Reading without Nonsense. Second Edition.
Smith, Frank
Intended for reading teachers, this book is concerned with the process of reading, with the perceptual and language skills involved in reading, and with the nature of the task confronting children learning to read. It shows that it is only through reading that children learn to read, and that a teacher's role must therefore be to make reading easy for every child. The nine chapters discuss the following: (l) making sense of reading, (2) the visual and nonvisual aspects of reading, (3) the problems and possibilities of memory, (4) the fallacy of phonics and the profundity of meaning, (5) the theories of learning and comprehension, (6) the definition of reading, (7) the process of reading, (8) the teacher's role, and (9) the promise and threat of computers in literacy education. (EL)
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($13.95, paper).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the first edition, see ED 178 870.