ERIC Number: ED437647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Role of Phonics in Reading Instruction: A Position Statement of the International Reading Association.
International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Noting that the role of phonics in reading and writing has become as much a political issue as it has an educational one, this pamphlet offers a position statement regarding the role of phonics in a total reading program. It begins with three assertions regarding phonics and the teaching of reading: (1) the teaching of phonics is an important aspect of beginning reading instruction; (2) classroom teachers in the primary grades do value and do teach phonics as part of their reading programs; and (3) phonics instruction, to be effective in promoting independence in reading, must be embedded in the context of a total reading/language arts program. The pamphlet concludes with an outline for a professional stance towards phonics. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Teacher Behavior
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($5 per 10 copies plus $3 shipping/handling, or $0.30 each for 100 or more copies plus $3 shipping/handling). Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A