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ERIC Number: EJ1055659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Preventing Early Reading Failure: An Argument
Morris, Darrell
Reading Teacher, v68 n7 p502-509 Apr 2015
Across the pendulum-like changes in beginning reading instruction over the past 30 years, three interrelated ideas emerge as the key to preventing reading failure in kindergarten and first grade: (1) an interesting, carefully-leveled book curriculum; (2) a leveled phonics curriculum; and (3) a well-trained teacher who knows how to integrate guided reading and phonics to meet the changing needs of struggling readers. A "practicum" (i.e., teachers tutoring one-on-one under the supervision of an expert coach) is deemed the best way to develop needed teacher expertise. Although investing in teacher knowledge and skill presents challenges (e.g., finding time, finding a coach, funding the training), it represents a school's best chance of breaking the cycle of early reading failure.
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Language: English
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