ERIC Number: ED404623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The First R: Every Child's Right to Read. (Language and Literacy Series).
Graves, Michael F., Ed.; And Others
This book suggests that learning to read should be a right for all children. From this viewpoint, the book constructs a bridge between current knowledge of reading processes and educational practice by incorporating a comprehensive range of theory, practice, and research, and a solid foundation in education and psychological science. Topics covered include: the centrality of literacy to school success; writing systems as a springboard to reading; the nature of reading disabilities; the implementation of new literacy programs; ways of fostering reading comprehension; contemporary approaches to assessment; and suggestions for some common ground for those with holistic and traditional views. Articles in the book are: "The Continuing Quest toward Literacy for All Children" (M.F. Graves); "Literacy and Learning" (E.L. Boyer); "Creating and Sustaining a Love of Literature...And the Ability to Read It" (E.H. Hiebert); "What It Means to Learn to Read" (C.A. Perfetti and S. Zhang); "Looking beyond Ourselves to Help All Children Learn to Read" (B.M. Taylor); "Literature-Based Curricula in High-Poverty Schools" (R. Allington and others); "Questioning the Author: An Approach to Developing Meaningful Classroom Discourse" (M.G. McKeown and others); "Howling in the Wind: Academics Try to Change Classroom Reading Instruction" (S.J. Samuels); "Preventing and Remediating Reading Disabilities: Instructional Variables That Make a Difference for Special Students" (J.K. Torgeson and S.A. Hecht); "How Do Children Understand What They Read and What Can We Do to Help Them?" (T. Trabasso and J.P. Magliano); "On Becoming Literate: The Many Sources of Success and Failure in Reading" (P. van den Broek); "Improving the Literacy Achievement of Low-Income Students of Diverse Backgrounds" (K.H. Au and C.L. Asam); "Assessing Critical Literacy: Tools and Techniques" (R. Calfee); "Improving Literacy Instruction and Assessment for All Children" (S.M. Watts); and "Reclaiming the Center" (P.D. Pearson). (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Literacy, Low Income, Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Processes, Student Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 901: $18.95 members, paperback; $21.95 nonmembers, paperback); Teachers College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VA 05495-0020 ($21.95 paperback, $44 cloth).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.