Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print
Beginning to Read reconciles the debate that has divided theorists for decades over what is the "right" way to help children learn to read.
Beginning to Read reconciles the debate that has divided theorists for decades over the "right" way to help children learn to read. Drawing on a rich array of research on the nature and development of reading proficiency, Adams shows educators that they need not remain trapped in the phonics versus teaching-for-meaning dilemma. She proposes that phonics can work together with the whole language approach to teaching reading and provides an integrated treatment of the knowledge and process involved in skillful reading, the issues surrounding their acquisition, and the implications for reading instruction.
A Bradford Book
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From an AgeOld Problem to
Research on Prereaders
What Needs to Be Taught? Hints from Skilled Readers
Use and Uses of Meaning
Becoming Aware of Spoken Words
The First Steps
Afterword by Dorothy Strickland and Bernice Cullinan
What Do We Want Students