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ERIC Number: ED469865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Scientifically-Based Reading Research: A Primer for Adult and Family Literacy Educators. Research to Practice.
Padak, Nancy; Rasinski, Tim; Mraz, Maryann
The National Reading Panel (NRP) reviewed quantitative reading research focusing on grades K-3 to identify methods leading to reading success. The following areas were identified as key areas in the process of beginning to read: (1) phonemic awareness; (2) phonics; (3) fluency; (4) vocabulary; and (5) comprehension. The research findings were synthesized into guidelines for providers of adult and family literacy programs. Selected recommendations were as follows: (1) adults at level 1, and perhaps at level 2, may benefit from phonemic awareness training; (2) parents in family literacy programs should understand the concept of phonemic awareness and its importance for their children's literacy learning; (3) phonics instruction should be systematic and should focus on reading print materials rather than on simply learning rules; (4) predictable familiar stories, repetitive language or phrases, and rhymes are useful for fluency development; (5) although some vocabulary can be learned indirectly, the mastery of other vocabulary requires explicit instruction in learning to use context clues and word derivations to decipher meanings; (6) activities effective in improving comprehension include writing response journals, retelling and evaluating texts, and holding discussions; and (7) teachers can evaluate the effectiveness of their own instruction by tracking instruction activities and learner progress for periods of time. (Contains 5 references.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
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