|Product No.C531||Reading: from beginnings towards proficiency|
(Revised edition, 2015)
This comprehensive text was developed for teachers of R-5 to support reading acquisition towards proficiency and provides resources for planning, teaching, assessing and reporting on progress in reading.
The authors begin by investigating different reading theories and successfully draw together key aspects of these theories to advocate for a balanced, integrated, systematic and explicit approach to the teaching of reading. The resource has 6 chapters which cover why reading is important, an outline of the reading process, how to create a reading environment, how to design an effective reading program, assessment of reading, strategies for involving the family and community, and concludes with three appendices (covering comprehension strategies, reading 'to, with and by' self-review and a text level guide), a glossary and an extensive bibliography.