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Reading : FAQ

Author: Frank Smith
Publisher: New York, NY : Teachers College Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learning to read should be easy and effortless, but in schools it often is not. Why is this so? This work addresses questions that are frequently asked at workshops and conferences about learning,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Smith
ISBN: 9780807747858 0807747858
OCLC Number: 80359251
Description: vi, 68 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The questions --
How do you define reading? --
Which is better for reading, books or computers? --
Doesn't burying your nose in a book cut you off from the world? --
Is reading aloud different from silent reading? --
What do you mean by identification? --
Do we identify as we read? --
What is the role of predicition in reading? --
Why is learning important in reading? --
Is there a limit to what we can learn? --
Does it help to set targets? --
How can you read a word you haven't met before? --
Is there a standard pronunciation for English words? --
Is it important for young children to learn the letters of the alphabet? --
What is your opinion about phonics? --
How do people with hearing difficulties read? --
Why do you place so much significance on words? --
How are print and meaning related? --
Are some kinds of reading preferable to others? --
What's so special about stories? --
Why are stories so important? --
Isn't making sense done automatically by the brain? --
What about the mind? --
Isn't making sense a rather specialized activity? --
So what enables us to make sense of the world? --
Why is a theory like a story? --
Why do you say reading is good for us? --
What's the connection between reading and writing? --
What can you say about handwriting? --
What is the connection between writing and spelling? --
How important is grammar in writing? --
Are grammatical rules useless? --
How would you teach punctuation? --
What about paragraphs? --
How do you write a book? --
Is reading maps different from reading print? --
How long has language existed? --
What's a psycholinguist? --
A four-letter word? --
What happened to psycholinguistics? --
What is the place of Whole Language in reading? --
So how do we learn to read?
Responsibility: Frank Smith.
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