Beginning to Read

Beginning to Read : Thinking and Learning about Print

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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.

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Product details

  • 22+
  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.1mm | 680g
  • Bradford Books
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0262510766
  • 9780262510769
  • 85,763

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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.
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Review quote

"This book is destined to become a classic work on early reading instruction."--Judith A. Bowey, "Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology"
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About Marilyn Jager Adams

Marilyn Adams is a researcher working in the field of cognition and education and recipient of the American Educational Research Association's Sylvia Scribner Award.
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