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ERIC Number: ED419224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Improving the Reading Achievement of America's Children: 10 Research-Based Principles.
Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, Ann Arbor, MI.
This paper summarizes 10 research-based principles for improving children's reading achievement. The principles are: (1) home language and literacy experiences that lead to development of key print concepts are plentiful; (2) preschool programs are beneficial for children who do not experience informal learning opportunities in their homes; (3) skills that predict later reading success can be promoted through a variety of classroom language and meaningful reading and writing events; (4) primary-level instruction that supports successful reading acquisition is consistent, well-designed, and focused; (5) primary-level classroom environments in successful schools provide opportunities for students to apply what they have learned; (6) cultural and linguistic diversity among children reflects the variations within the communities and homes in which they live; (7) children who are identified as having reading disabilities benefit from systematic instruction; (8) proficient reading in third grade and above is sustained and enhanced by programs that adhere to four fundamental features; (9) professional opportunities to improve reading achievement are prominent in successful schools and programs; and (10) entire school communities are involved in bringing children to high levels of achievement. Contains 30 references (three for each of the 10 research-based principles). (RS)
University of Michigan School of Education, 610 E. University Ave., Room 1600 SEB, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259; phone: 734-647-6940; http://www.ciera.org
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, Ann Arbor, MI.