ERIC Number: ED361658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Reading Book.
Barrs, Myra, Ed.; Thomas, Anne, Ed.
Noting the persistent tendency to polarize questions of reading instruction into diametrically opposed or simplified positions, this book (developed in the United Kingdom) is a teacher's guide to learning to read. The first part of the book surveys what is known about reading, in chapters corresponding to the four major partners in the reading process: child, parent, teacher, and text. The practical sections that make up the second part of the book include all the issues that would feature in an elementary school's reading policy--from the teaching approaches in use, to the books and resources offered, the provision made for equal opportunities and for biliteracy, the support available for children with reading difficulties; and the use of record-keeping to assess and monitor children's progress. One school's reading policy and a bibliography of children's books and teachers' books referred to in the text are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Literature Reviews, Parent Participation, Reading, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($16).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Language in Primary Education, London (England).