ERIC Number: ED458565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Reading: Phonemic Awareness, Vocabulary Acquisition, Teaching and Intervention.
Poliakof, Anne Rogers, Ed.
Basic Education: A Monthly Forum For Analysis & Comment, v46 n3 Nov 2001
To spread the word that reading instruction must be based on research and to improve the preparation of teachers to teach reading, this edition of "Basic Education" emphasizes some of the most significant findings of recent reading research and suggests how these findings should translate into immediate action and policy. The first article, "A Primer on Phonemic Awareness: Why It's a Good Idea" (Edward J. Kame'enui and Deborah C. Simmons), looks at the "unambiguous" scientific evidence that, to learn to read, children must be taught to recognize phonemes in spoken words. The second article, "Vocabulary Acquisition: Direct Teaching and Indirect Learning" (Jean H. Osborn and Bonnie B. Armbruster), explores how children learn new vocabulary and the connection between vocabulary, reading comprehension, and school achievement. The third article, "Early Intervention for Children At-Risk for Reading Failure" (G. Reid Lyon and Jack M. Fletcher), examines the importance for children at-risk for reading failure of early intervention, which could greatly reduce the number of school-age children needing compensatory help later on. The last article, "On-Line Staff Development in Reading Skills" (Melissa B. Hayden and Muriel V. Berkeley), reports on the reading skills course the authors offered online to elementary school teachers, finding that teachers were grateful and eager for the research-based instruction and the flexibility of the online experience. (NKA)
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Online Courses, Phonemic Awareness, Professional Development, Reading Failure, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
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Authoring Institution: Council for Basic Education, Washington, DC.
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