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Beginning Reading


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Section 1: Who needs another book on reading instruction? Introduction 1. Speaking and reading Section 2: Starting the first school year 2. A balanced literacy program: theory and practice 3. Listening comprehension 4. Phonological awareness Section 3: The first year at school 5. The formal literacy program: Theory 6. The formal literacy program: Rationale and outline 7. Sound/symbol correspondence 8. Phonemic awareness 9. Decodable texts, word families and text features 10. Spelling Section 4: The second year at school 11. Literary texts 12. Factual and procedural texts 13. Word building and morphological awareness 14. Fluency and reading comprehension acquisition Section 5: The third year at school 15. Listening comprehension 16. Reading comprehension and creative writing Section 6: Assessment and intervention 17. Assessment

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Yola Center is Associate Professor in the School of Education at Macquarie University, Sydney.


...should be essential reading for teachers of early literacy' (Dr Lesley Bretherton, Professional Educatorvol.4, no.3, August 2005)

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