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Author: Constance Weaver
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
This collection reflects the stance that a truly balanced approach to reading instruction will focus not only on reading but on literacy; integrate language and literacy across disciplines; attend to reading, writing, and other skills and strategies in context; and reflect a coherent integration of as broad a research base as possible. Following a foreword by Diane Stephens, an introduction, an article on reading and literacy, and a note on terms (phonics and whole language), articles in the collection and their authors are, as follows: (1) "Toward a Balanced Approach to Reading" (Constance Weaver); (2) "Learning about Literacy: A 30-Year Journey" (P. David Pearson and Diane Stephens); (3) "To Err Is Human: Learning about Language Processes by Analyzing Miscues" (Yetta M. Goodman and Kenneth S. Goodwin); (4) "Considering the Research on Phonological Awareness and Phonics" (Constance Weaver); (5) "Reconceptualizing Phonics Instruction" (Margaret Moustafa); (6) "Orthographic Analogy Training with Kindergarten Children: Effects on Analogy Use, Phonemic Segmentation, and Letter-Sound Knowledge" (Margareth E. Peterson and Leonard P. Haines); (7) "A Comparison of Children's Development of Alphabetic Knowledge in a Skills-Based and a Whole Language Classroom" (Ellen McIntyre and Penny A. Freppon); (8) "Phonological Awareness Training of Kindergarten Children: Three Treatments and Their Effects" (Linda R. Ayres); (9) "Literacy Learning in a Whole Language Classroom: Reading Concepts and Reading Strategies First Graders Know and Use" (Penny A. Freppon and Ellen McIntyre); (10) "A Comparison of Innercity Children's Interpretations of Reading and Writing Instruction in the Early Grades in Skills-Based and Whole Language Classrooms" (Karin L. Dahl and Penny A. Freppon); (11) "Experimental Research: On Phonemic Awareness and on Whole Language" (Constance Weaver); (12) "Using 'Real' Books: Research Findings on Literature Based Reading Instruction" (Michael O. Tunnell and James S. Jacobs); (13) "Successful Dyslexics: A Constructivist Study of Passionate Interest Reading" (Rosalie Fink); (14) "The Case for Late Intervention: Once a Good Reader, Always a Good Reader" (Stephen Krashen and Jeff McQuillan); (15) "Every Person a Reader" (Stephen Krashen); (16) "The California Reading Situation: Rhetoric and Reality" (Jeff McQuillan); (17) "California, Whole Language, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)" (Kenneth S. Goodman); and (18) "The Schools We Have. The Schools We Need" (Richard L. Allington). (Contains 55 references.) (NKA)