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Early reading instruction: what science really tells us about how to teach reading

Ellis, S. (2007) Early reading instruction: what science really tells us about how to teach reading. [Review]

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    Abstract

    Early reading instruction: what science really tells us about how to teach reading took me back to the 1980s and the 'reading wars' in England. McGuinness polarizes the phonics debate and argues that reading should be taught using a phonics 'first, fast and only' approach. With chapter headings such as 'Why English speaking children can't read' and appendices headed 'How nations cheat on international literacy studies', McGuinness dispenses with the measured and nuanced language of academic, professional or scientific writing, slipping easily and frequently into the style of a headline writer for the popular press.

    Item type: Review
    ID code: 17905
    Keywords: reading, early years, primary schools, linguistics, Special aspects of education, Philology. Linguistics, Education
    Subjects: Education > Special aspects of education
    Language and Literature > Philology. Linguistics
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 05 May 2010 16:06
      Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 23:39
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/17905

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