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Carver, Nancy K. – Childhood Education, 1986
Argues that structured reading programs, workbook pages, and drills do not alone provide an adequate basis for beginning reading instruction and suggests that experiences, knowledge, and other environmental factors ensure success in reading. (HOD)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Early Experience
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Spillman, Carolyn V.; Lutz, Jay P. – Childhood Education, 1986
Describes how three schools applied "Writing to Read," a computerized writing and reading program, in kindergarten and first grade. (HOD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Philosophy, Grade 1
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Putman, Lynne – Childhood Education, 1986
Focuses on two philosophical views of reading, the traditional ("bottom-up") view and an alternative ("interactive") view, along with the implications they hold for shaping reading instructional programs. The differences these two views make in decisions that shape the reading program are illustrated in a kindergarten and…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Stewart, Ida Santos – Childhood Education, 1985
Addresses attitudes toward reading resulting in beginning reading instruction in the kindergarten and preschool curriculum. Argues that previously accepted notions of the necessity of reading readiness are no longer viable and encourages home and classroom support for the acquisition of reading abilities through written and oral language. (DST)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Family Influence, Kindergarten