ERIC Number: ED444126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Teaching Children To Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction.
National Reading Panel, Bethesda, MD.
This report summarizes the work and findings of the National Reading Panel, charged by Congress to assess the status of research-based knowledge, including the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching children to read. The introduction to the report discusses the charge to the panel by Congress, establishment of the panel, the panel's approach to achieving its objectives of its charge and initial topic selection, regional public hearings, and adoption of topics studied by the panel. The report then presents a methodological overview and the findings and determinations of the National Reading Panel by topic areas: alphabetics (phonemic awareness instruction and phonics instruction); fluency; comprehension (vocabulary instruction, text comprehension instruction, and teacher preparation and comprehension strategies instruction); teacher education and reading instruction; and computer technology and reading instruction. The report concludes with a discussion of research needs ("next steps") and reflections of the work of the panel. An addendum discusses the processes applied to the selection, review, and analysis of research relevant to reading instruction. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Literature Reviews, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Research Needs, Teacher Education
Web site: http://www.NationalReadingPanel.org/.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Panel, Bethesda, MD.
IES Cited: ED518665; ED467431; ED477483; ED504264; ED512029
Note: See CS 014 073-075 for other "Teaching Children To Read" document.