ERIC Number: ED440364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching All Children To Read.
Denton, David R.
Schools should be able to teach every child to read, and achieving that goal will require changes in reading instruction at many levels. Six key areas must be addressed: (1) early assessment to identify each child's individual needs and detect problems early; (2) classroom reading instruction that meets the needs of all children; (3) early intervention to help children who are at risk of not learning to read; (4) intervention for students in the middle grades and high school who are not reading at grade level; (5) teacher education that makes reading a top priority and prepares new teachers to meet every child's reading needs; and (6) professional development that focuses on identified problems and helps teachers continually improve their skills in teaching reading. Reading reform as it took place in Alabama beginning in 1996 is cited as an example. (EF)
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: This report is based in part on a session at the SREB Annual Meeting (Wilmington, DE, 1999).