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ERIC Number: EJ887056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Early Reading Intervention for Urban Learners: Implications for Practice
Musti-Rao, Shobana; Cartledge, Gwendolyn
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v10 n1-2 p94-106 Dec 2007
In this article the authors review the reading status of urban learners and examine the role of phonemic awareness in reading acquisition. Their review indicates that phonemic awareness alone is not sufficient for reading acquisition, and that phonemic awareness in combination with alphabetic principle is needed to promote reading competence. The article reports existing findings on phonemic awareness and alphabetic principle as they relate to outcomes for urban learners. Because one of the greatest challenges in today's schools is putting research-based reading instruction into practice, a challenge greatly multiplied in urban settings, this article provides a focused discussion of practical implications for teachers, educators, and administrators.
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A