ERIC Number: ED410553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
What We Know about Reading Teaching and Learning: EdTalk.
Council for Educational Development and Research, Washington, DC.
Summarizing what is known about reading teaching and learning, this booklet gives those people who must make decisions about reading instruction the most recent and reliable information available from research and practice. Sections of the booklet address such topics as what reading is and why it is important; the status of the "Great Debate" in reading instruction; the role of basal reading programs; how teachers can stimulate prior knowledge; how teachers help readers become thinkers; what strategic reading is and how it is taught; the role writing plays in good reading instruction; the relationship between reading and other language arts; the relationship between reading and other subject matter; the best ways to learn vocabulary; how to motivate students; what research says about grouping children by achievement; what schools can do to help students with special reading problems; how teachers can help students who are not proficient in English learn to read; how standardized tests affect reading teaching and learning; some promising methods of assessment; what professional development opportunities teachers need; the role of technology in effective reading instruction; how television viewing affects reading development; what schools can do to encourage parents to participate in their children's reading; how community resources can encourage reading; and how educators can move forward to improve reading teaching and learning. Contains 53 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Prior Learning, Professional Development, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation, Reading Research, Reading Writing Relationship, Standardized Tests, Television Viewing, Thinking Skills, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Educational Development and Research, Washington, DC.