ERIC Number: ED437613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Early Literacy Instruction for the New Millennium.
Hammond, W. Dorsey, Ed.; Raphael, Taffy E., Ed.
Noting that early reading achievement is increasingly being named as a top priority in venues ranging from national policy arenas to local schools and school districts, this book consolidates and summarizes research on early reading achievement, making it accessible to parents, teachers, administrators, and others concerned with children's reading success. The six essays in the book represent a joint effort of seven literacy educators who are committed to the improvement of children's literacy skills, and who represent a number of Michigan organizations and institutions that have a long history of successful collaboration. After a preface and introduction, the essays are: (1) "Toward a More Complex View of Balance in the Literacy Curriculum" (P. David Pearson and Taffy E. Raphael); (2) "Every Child a Reader: At Work in a First-Grade Classroom" (Elfrieda H. Hiebert); (3) "Diversity in a Democratic Society: Implications for Literacy Instruction" (Barbara J. Diamond); (4) "School-Family Connections: Why Are They So Difficult To Create?" (Patricia A. Edwards); (5) "A Michigan Early Literacy Parent/Teacher Collaboration" (Deanna Birdyshaw); and (6) "A Balanced Early Literacy Curriculum: An Ecological Perspective" (W. Dorsey Hammond). (Each chapter contains references.) (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Family School Relationship, Literature Reviews, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Phonics, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Research
Michigan Reading Association, 5241 Plainfield NE, Suite 1, Box 10, Grand Rapids, MI 49525-1060. Tel: 800-672-7323 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Reading Association.; Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, Ann Arbor, MI.