ERIC Number: ED365935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Helping Children Learn To Read. Third Edition.
Searfoss, Lyndon W.; Readence, John E.
Placing reading instruction in a child-centered, language-rich environment, this book provides preservice elementary teachers at the undergraduate and introductory graduate level with a detailed understanding of how to implement a developmental reading program. The book discusses the role of basal readers, and also discusses teaching reading without commercial materials through an integrated language arts approach. Each chapter in the third edition of the book presents study aids before, during, and after the core material, as well as summaries of key concepts in a form that can be used in communication with parents, and lists of additional readings and practical teaching references. Chapters in the book are: (1) Foundation of a Classroom Reading Program; (2) Creating a Classroom Language Environment; (3) Learning to Read; (4) Instruction Using the Basal Reader; (5) Language-Centered and Child-Centered Reading Instruction; (6) Decoding Development; (7) Developing Meaning Vocabulary; (8) Comprehension and Content-Area Reading; (9) Studying for Independent Learning; (10) Assessing Reading Abilities; (11) Writing across the Curriculum; (12) Working with Second-Language Learners; and (13) Teaching Reading to Children with Mild Disabilities. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Decoding (Reading), Disabilities, Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Teacher Education, Writing Across the Curriculum
Allyn and Bacon, 200 Old Tappan Rd., Old Tappan, NJ 07675 ($49).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A