Reading Instruction That Works, Fourth Edition The Case for Balanced Teaching

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/3/2014
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Author Biography

Michael Pressley, PhD, was University Distinguished Professor, Director of the Doctoral Program in Teacher Education, and Director of the Literacy Achievement Research Center at Michigan State University until his death in 2006. An expert on effective elementary literacy instruction, he was the author or editor of more than 300 journal articles, chapters, and books. Dr. Pressley was a recipient of the E. L. Thorndike Award (American Psychological Association, Division 15), the highest award given for career research accomplishment in educational psychology.
Richard L. Allington, PhD, is Professor of Literacy Studies in the Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Department at the University of Tennessee. He has published over 150 articles, chapters, and books and has twice received the Albert J. Harris Award from the International Reading Association (IRA) for an outstanding contribution to our understanding of prevention or assessment of reading or learning disabilities. Dr. Allington has served as president of both the IRA and the Literacy Research Association. He is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fourth Edition, Richard L. Allington
Introduction to the Third Edition, Michael Pressley
1. Skills Emphasis, Meaning Emphasis, and Balanced Reading Instruction: A Short History
2. Skilled Reading
3. Children Who Experience Problems in Learning to Read
4. Before Reading Words Begins
5. Learning to Recognize Words
6. Fluency
7. Vocabulary
8. Expert Literacy Teaching in the Primary Grades, with Ruth Wharton-McDonald
9. The Need for Increased Comprehension Instruction
10. Motivation and Literacy
11. Concluding Reflections
Author Index
Subject Index

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