ERIC Number: ED380796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Power of Reading Styles.
National Reading Styles Inst., Syosset, NY.
Noting that no one approach to reading instruction is "best" for every child, this booklet discusses the "reading styles" approach, which matches instructional approaches to each child's particular strengths and weaknesses in reading. The first section of the booklet discusses the urgency of the issue of low reading achievement among America's children and the importance of matching reading instruction to students' styles. The second section of the booklet describes the work of Marie Carbo and the National Reading Styles Institute (NRSI) in developing the Reading Style Inventory and the Carbo Recorded-Book Method. The next section of the booklet presents research which indicates that the process of assessing and matching students' reading styles results in significant increases on standardized tests of reading achievement for students at all educational levels. The fourth section of the booklet discuses NRSI training opportunities--presentations, videotapes, seminars, annual conference, on-site training, model schools, and training of trainers. A concluding section summarizes the research-based claims for the success of the reading styles approach. Contains 29 endnotes. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Reading Styles Inst., Syosset, NY.