ERIC Number: ED306558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades. Analysis and Action Series.
Manning, Maryann Murphy; And Others
Arguing that reading and writing in school should be natural and enjoyable for children, this book is based on the Piagetian theory that knowledge is constructed by each individual and the psycholinguistic view that learning takes place best when viewed as holistic and when instructional materials for children are authentic and purposeful. The book describes the constructive nature of children's thinking, reading, and writing, and the natural development of these processes. Chapter 1 discusses a model of literacy learning and the role of teachers in creating sound literacy programs for their pupils. Chapters 2 and 3 present instructional practices, consistent with the whole-language approach, that support natural literacy development of young children. The last chapter presents final comments. (Appendixes list children's books: favorite books, poetry collections, big book publishers, books used for cooking as an extended activity, and predictable books. A 26-item bibliography and a 17-item annotated bibliography are attached.) (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Language Arts, Language Experience Approach, Literacy, Models, Piagetian Theory, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1697-1, $8.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.