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Why our children can't read, and what we can do about it : a scientific revolution in reading

Author: Diane McGuinness
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1999, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Touchstone edView all editions and formats
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A neuropsychologist shows how outmoded methods for teaching reading have resulted in plummeting literacy levels and offers a new program.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane McGuinness
ISBN: 0684831619 9780684831619 0684853566 9780684853567
OCLC Number: 41067020
Notes: Originally published by the Free Press in 1997.
Description: xiv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: SECTION 1: WHY IT'S HARD TO LEARN TO READ --
Reading report card --
Readers reading: how do we do it? --
Transcribing talk --
Alphabets: splitting sounds --
The English alphabet code --
A comment on dialects --
SECTION 2: A READING REVOLUTION --
Science to the rescue --
The child's mind and reading --
The proof of the pudding: reading programs that work --
SECTION 3: PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS --
Beginning reading right --
Mastering the advanced code in reading, writing, and spelling --
Helping those who didn't make it --
Remedial reading programs --
What's a parent to do?
Other Titles: Why our children can not read, and what we can do about it
Responsibility: Diane McGuinness.

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E.D. Hirsch, Jr.University Professor of Education and Humanity, University of Virginia; Author of "Cultural Literacy: What Every American Should Know""Why Our Children Can't Read" is a superb Read more...

 
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