ERIC Number: EJ982566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Every Child, Every Day
Allington, Richard L.; Gabriel, Rachael E.
Educational Leadership, v69 n6 p10-15 Mar 2012
We know more now than we ever did before about how to make every child a successful reader, write Allington and Gabriel in this research review. Yet, few students regularly receive the best reading instruction we know how to give. The authors present research supporting their recommendation that every child, every day, should (1) read something he or she chooses, (2) read something accurately, (3) reading something he or she understands, (4) write about something that is personally meaningful, (5) talk with peers about his or her reading and writing, and (6) listen to a fluent adult read aloud. They assert that schools should find time and resources for these essential activities by eliminating almost all worksheets and test prep activities from the school day.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Improvement, Reading Motivation, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Strategies, Best Practices, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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