Effective literacy programs: What they look like.
Exemplary and effective literacy programs have number of common features and demonstrate an approach to teaching that is responsive to children's needs. Time, texts, teaching, talking, doing tasks and assessment are key features of effective literacy programs. United States
Nine components of effective early reading programs
Effective reading programs for young children must address several aspects of reading including the alphabet, fluency, phoneme awareness, phonics, comprehension and motivation. United States
Features of schools that support literacy
Effective school reading programs include high quality teaching and sound teaching methods, material and resources, quality professional development and leadership from principal. United States
What makes an effective reading teacher
Excellent reading teachers share several critical qualities of knowledge and practice The International Reading Association position statement provides a research-based description of the distinguishing qualities of excellent classroom reading teachers. United States
Essential practices in effective reading programs
Ten main principles of emergent literacy instruction are described including the requirement to start where the child is at and support their confidence and self esteem and a language rich environment. These principles are related to key strategies and activities. Canada
Myths about learning to read
Ten myths about teaching and learning to read are discussed. These myths include that reading is natural, that children will eventually read if they are given enough time, reading programs are successful. What is clear is that is no substitute for a talented and knowledgeable teacher. United States
Phonics in teaching reading
The International Reading Association offers this position statement regarding the role of phonics in a total reading program. This is in response to the scrutiny and controversy teachers and schools currently face. United States.
Phonemic awareness in teaching reading
Phonemic awareness is not phonics. Phonemic awareness is an understanding about spoken language - A position statement from the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association about the relationship of phonemic awareness to the teaching of reading. United States
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