£20.00
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Early Reading Instruction... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Early Reading Instruction: What Science Really Tells Us about How to Teach Reading (A Bradford Book) Paperback – 17 Feb. 2006

5.0 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
£36.65
Paperback
£20.00
£20.00 £36.91
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Amazon Business : For business-exclusive pricing, quantity discounts and downloadable VAT invoices. Create a free account

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Kids' Wish List Kids' Wish List


Product details

  • Paperback : 428 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0262633353
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0262633352
  • Dimensions : 22.1 x 16.87 x 2.51 cm
  • Publisher : MIT Press; New Ed edition (17 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer reviews:
    5.0 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

Product description

Review

The task of reviewing reading instruction research is daunting and McGuinness's efforts are admirable...Her comprehensive analysis has left few if any stones unturned.

--Gale A. Mentzer, Education Review

Synopsis

This title proposes a solution to the "reading war": a prototype for the most effective reading instruction, based on paleographic findings and current research. "Early Reading Instruction" is a comprehensive analysis of the research evidence from early writing systems to computer models of reading. In this book, Diane McGuinness provides an innovative solution to the "reading war" - the century-old debate over the efficacy of phonics (sound-based) versus whole-word (meaning-based) methods. She has developed a prototype - a set of elements that are critical to the success of a reading method. McGuinness shows that all writing systems, without exception, are based on a sound unit in the language. This fact, and other findings by paleographers, provides a platform for the prototype. Other elements of the prototype are based on modern research. For example, observational studies in the classroom show that time spent on three activities strongly predicts reading success: learning phoneme/symbol correspondences, practice at blending and segmenting phonemes in words, and copying/writing words, phrases, and sentences.

The National Reading Panel (2000) summarised the research on reading methods after screening out thousands of studies that failed to meet minimum scientific standards. In an in-depth analysis of this evidence, McGuinness shows that the most successful methods (children reading a year or more above age norms) include all the elements in the prototype. Finally, she argues, because phonics-type methods are consistently shown to be superior to whole-word methods in studies dating back to the 1960s, it makes no sense to continue this line of research. The most urgent question for future research is how to get the most effective phonics programs into the classroom.

Customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5
6 global ratings
5 star
100%
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star 0% (0%) 0%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from United Kingdom

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 May 2016
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 February 2009
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse