ERIC Number: EJ695467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Beyond Consensus--Beyond Balance: Toward a Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum
Rasinski, Timothy; Padak, Nancy
Reading and Writing Quarterly, v20 n1 p91-102 Jan-Mar 2004
Literacy scholars appear to have reached consensus that a balanced approach to reading instruction holds the greatest promise for improving reading achievement among students. Following the lead of the National Reading Panel (2000), curricular manifestations of a balanced reading program include instructional components in phonics or word decoding, fluency, and comprehension. While agreeing with the concept of a balanced approach to literacy instruction, we feel that the issue of balance in literacy is considerably more complex than the current models may suggest. In this article, we argue that a more comprehensive consideration of literacy instruction is needed, and we present examples of issues that need to be considered in the development of a comprehensive approach to literacy education.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Programs, Reading, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)