ERIC Number: ED466551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Timely Topic: Balanced Reading Instruction.
A recent report entitled "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children" (Snow, Burns, and Griffin, 1998) concludes that both phonics and whole language are important in teaching young children how to read. These two strategies--along with plenty of time for children to read, to be read to, and to write--are important components of balanced reading instruction. By providing a "Timely Topic" on balanced reading instruction within "Pathways to School Improvement," the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) aims to bring together the best resources in a central location for NCREL constituents. This paper presents a review of literature relating to balanced reading instruction and describes the benefits to children. A list of related publications, articles, and Internet resources is appended. (Contains 14 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Literature Reviews, Phonics, Primary Education, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Whole Language Approach
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, Editorial Offices: NCREL, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60523-1480. Tel: 800-356-2735 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/timely/britoc.htm.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.