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Carbo, Marie – Principal, 1996
Some children learn to read easily with phonics, and some do better with a whole-language approach. Principals should understand both systems and use the best of both, together with other effective reading programs. Teachers should balance their reading programs by providing structure for analytic students, reading to students, and relying on…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Phonics
Carbo, Marie; Cole, Robert W. – Principal, 1995
Offers principals some practical ideas to help youngsters become competent, motivated readers. Principals can spend spare moments reading favorite books to students and encourage others to do likewise, help form book clubs, provide cozy reading areas and high-interest materials, help nonfluent readers practice their skills, and ask good readers…
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Elementary Education, Modeling (Psychology), Motivation Techniques
Carbo, Marie – Principal, 1997
Reading style considers how students' learning ability is affected by the reading environment and readers' emotional states, sociological preferences, physical needs, and information-processing style. Teachers can accommodate different styles by providing soft-cushioned seating, dimly lit reading areas, learning centers, varied reading materials,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Individual Differences