The writer goes into great detail concerning the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of various teaching methods.
Approximately 20 sources are listed in bibliography.
Whole language is the approach whereby children experience the joy of entering the "grown up" world of writing words that convey a meaning or tell a story; phonics is the old-school rules list complete with spelling rules, punctuation rules and spelling lists.
It is also the method which produces the highest levels of achievement.
The implementation of learning centers, freedom to experiment, sentence collecting, and reading workshops are among the many techniques presented for transforming language arts teachers into highly effective instructors. : A short 4 page review of literature discussing ways for teachers to increase early childhood literacy.
Included in the discussion are such techniques as : read-alouds, teaching Braille and sign language to all students, and more.
One specific strategy is explored in depth: POSSE which can be used on top of the existing curriculum, including whole language. : A 15 research study paper that provides an overview of the current literature regarding reading comprehension, teaching techniques and outcomes, and proposes a study of 4th grade students to support the findings. Examples of goals for teachers to pursue are provided as are techniques, and recommended readings. : An 8 page research paper on the integration of language and literacy in the science classroom.
The writer gives background into the educational approach, as well as providing a wide range of activities currently being used by teachers. : A 5 page research paper which contains background information on the subject of literacy/illiteracy.
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