Reading for Life

High Quality Literacy Instruction for All

Why is it that more people can't read and write? Why are there still so many vastly different methods of teaching literacy? Why do people still argue about it?





Reading for Life examines these three questions, addressing the less evidence supported ideas about teaching reading and writing which are still alive and well in schools all over the world. Les mer
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Why is it that more people can't read and write? Why are there still so many vastly different methods of teaching literacy? Why do people still argue about it?





Reading for Life examines these three questions, addressing the less evidence supported ideas about teaching reading and writing which are still alive and well in schools all over the world. This accessible guide bridges the gap between research and practice, translating academic findings into practical suggestions and ready-to-use techniques.





Written in an approachable style and with informative graphics, vignettes and interviews woven throughout, this book covers:











the components of literacy, including phonics, vocabulary and fluency
the history of approaches to literacy teaching and an overview of the key figures
government-level inquiries into the provision of reading and writing teaching
the mindset which leads to acceptance of poor practice
the essential components of an effective literacy program with practical advice on selecting resources to get the job done well








Reading for Life helps educational practitioners make informed decisions about which teaching methods to reject and select, and empowers parents to ask the right questions of professionals and policy makers. This book is a timely exploration of poor teaching methods and is an innovative, fresh assessment of how high quality literacy teaching can be provided for all.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Section 1: More than just talk












1. A simple view


2. Oral language development


3. Phonological awareness 1


4. Phonics


5. Fluency


6. Vocabulary


7. Comprehension


8. Underlying processes for reading


9. The consequences of low literacy












Section 2: The Reading Wars


10. The major players


11. Children left behind


12. Rose to the occasion


13. The Land of Oz


14. The current scene












Section 3: The arc of pedagogy is long, but it bends towards evidence


15. Why changing your mind is good for you


16. Cults and catchphrases


17. Won't get fooled again: Logical fallacy


18. Fooling ourselves: Cognitive bias


19. Snake oil: The disappointing truth


20. Diagnosis: Dyslexia












Section 4: Teaching reading and writing


21. Teaching reading and writing: Overview


22. Teaching handwriting


23. Teaching the alphabet


24. Teaching phonological awareness


25. Teaching phonics


26. Teaching fluency


27. Teaching vocabulary


28. Teaching comprehension









Glossary


Index

Om forfatteren

Lyn Stone is a linguist and runs Lifelong Literacy, a specialist tutoring practice for children and adults with learning difficulties, on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia. She also writes courses, trains teachers and acts as a consultant for schools on matters of literacy and language.