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ERIC Number: ED510197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 320
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-6062-3474-7
Bringing Reading Research to Life
McKeown, Margaret G., Ed.; Kucan, Linda, Ed.
Guilford Publications
This book brings together some of the world's foremost literacy scholars to discuss how research influences what teachers actually do in the classroom. Chapters describe the current state of knowledge about such key topics as decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, digital literacies, reading disabilities, and reading reform. At the same time, the authors offer a unique "inside view" of their own research careers: key personal and professional influences, how their research agendas took shape, and what they see as the most important questions currently facing the field. The book honors the contributions of Isabel Beck, who has achieved tremendous success in translating research into widely used instructional practices. Contents include: (1) A Tribute to the Diva of Scientifically Based Instruction (Jean Osborn and Marcy Stein); (2) Taking a Long View of Reading Development (Connie Juel); (3) Research on Students with Reading Disabilities (Sharon Vaughn); (4) Lessons from the Reading Reform Field (Janice A. Dole); (5) The Word Games (William E. Nagy); (6) The Role of Word Meanings in Comprehension (Mary E. Curtis); (7) What is a Good Question? (Art Graesser, Yasuhiro Ozuru, and Jeremiah Sullins); (8) Developing a Model of Quality Talk about Literary Text (Ian A. G. Wilkinson, Anna O. Soter, and P. Karen Murphy); (9) Collaborative Reasoning about a Science and Public Policy Issue (May Jadallah, Brian Miller, Richard C. Anderson, Kim Nguyen-Jahiel, Jie Zhang, Anthi Archodidou, and Kay Grabow); (10) Comprehension Processes and Classroom Contexts (Walter Kintsch); (11) Understanding the Word-Level Features of Texts for Students Who Depend on Schools to Become Literate (Elfrieda H. Hiebert); (12) Text in the Science Classroom: Promoting Engagement to Facilitate Conceptual Change (Suzanne H. Broughton and Gale M. Sinatra); (13) Literacy in the Digital World: Comprehending and Learning from Multiple Sources (Susan R. Goldman with Kimberly A. Lawless, Kimberly W. Gomez, Jason Braasch, Shaunna MacLeod, and Flori Manning); (14) The Work of Constructing Connections between Research and Practice: What We Can Learn from Isabel L. Beck (Leona Schauble); (15) Decoding, Vocabulary, and Comprehension: The Golden Triangle of Reading Skill (Charles Perfetti); and (16) Another Side of Isabel (Elizabeth Beck and Mark Beck).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305G050091