Teaching Our Children to Read
The Components of an Effective, Comprehensive Reading Program
- Bill Honig - Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE), California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction, San Francisco State University, USA
Curriculum Strategy Development & Assessment | Literacy, K-12 | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
This Second Edition has grown out of the experiences of scores of dedicated teachers and their success in the classroom. It provides an updated overview of important research and instructional strategies that will bring all students to higher levels of literacy. Expanded sections on phonics instruction; connected practice with decodable text; fluency; multisyllabic word instruction; spelling; vocabulary and concept development; strategic reading; text organization; book discussions; and literacy benchmarks, assessment and intervention included. New tables are provided in Resource A. There are also revisions to the Frequently Asked Questions and the major points discussed in Resource B.
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"Honig’s book takes a fresh, ‘roll up your sleeves, let’s solve this problem’ approach. That’s exactly what we in urban public schools need to realize success with our biggest challenge -- teaching kids to become successful and voracious readers early in their school careers."
"Teaching Our Children to Read is an outstanding contribution to the debate in California and in the nation on optimal teaching strategies for reading."
"This current, practical resource offers a no-nonsense approach to the whole issue of effective reading instruction."