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By: M. Burns
With literacy problems plaguing as many as four in ten children in America, this book discusses how best to help children succeed in reading. It includes 55 activities to do with children to help them become successful readers, a list of recommended children's books, and a guide to CD-ROMs and Web sites. A must read for specialists in primary education, pediatricians, childcare providers, tutors and parents.
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Basic reading proficiency is key to success in all content areas, but attending to students' literacy development remains a challenge for many teachers, especially after the primary grades. Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading presents recommendations for the essential knowledge about the development, acquisition, and teaching of language and literacy skills that teachers need to master and use.
While most children learn to read fairly well, there remain many young Americans whose futures are imperiled because they do not read well enough to meet the demands of our competitive, technology-driven society. This book explores the problem within the context of social, historical, cultural, and biological factors.
This helpful resource book for parents and educators stresses the importance of establishing strong reading skills in early childhood. Editors M. Susan Burns, Peg Griffin and Catherine E. Snow present a thorough guide to building a strong framework for reading, beginning in infancy and continuing through grade three.