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The Resource Why our children can't read : and what we can do about it : a scientific revolution in reading, Diane McGuinness

Why our children can't read : and what we can do about it : a scientific revolution in reading, Diane McGuinness

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Why our children can't read : and what we can do about it : a scientific revolution in reading
Title
Why our children can't read
Title remainder
and what we can do about it : a scientific revolution in reading
Statement of responsibility
Diane McGuinness
Title variation
Why our children cannot read
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In America today, 43 percent of our children test below grade level in reading. Among adults, 42 million are functionally illiterate. The numbers are staggering, but in our schools, the problem is only getting worse. The old methods don't work, and this book will tell you why. Psychologist Diane McGuinness draws on twenty-five years of solid reading research that shows exactly how the current system fails and how to fix it
  • She explains that the ability to read depends on the ability to hear the sounds of our language correctly, and on a working knowledge of something called the spelling code, which is the key to how English spelling works: what letters and letter combinations go with which sounds. This connection of sounds and the symbols that represent them is crucial to learning how to read, and McGuinness explains it with rigor, clarity, and expertise. Moreover, she shows how this method is scientifically proven and has transformed so-called dyslexics and troubled readers into expert readers and spellers, often in astoundingly short periods of time. Diane McGuinness has given us the blueprint for a reading revolution - one that offers real hope to the millions of children and adults who are failing needlessly in school and in life
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DLC
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McGuinness, Diane
Dewey number
372.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1050
LC item number
.M314 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Reading
  • English language
Label
Why our children can't read : and what we can do about it : a scientific revolution in reading, Diane McGuinness
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-364) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Steven Pinker -- Sect. I. Why it's hard to learn to read. 1. Reading report card. 2. Readers reading: how do we do it? 3. Transcribing talk. 4. Alphabets: splitting sounds. 5. The English alphabet code -- A comment on dialects -- Sect. II. A reading revolution. 6. Science to the rescue. 7. The child's mind and reading. 8. The pProof of the pudding: reading programs that work -- Sect. III. Practical solutions. 9. Beginning reading right. 10. Mastering the advanced code in reading, writing, and spelling. 11. Helping those who didn't make it. 12. Remedial reading programs. 13. What's a parent to do?
Control code
36158768
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780684831619
Lccn
96024112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Why our children can't read : and what we can do about it : a scientific revolution in reading, Diane McGuinness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-364) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Steven Pinker -- Sect. I. Why it's hard to learn to read. 1. Reading report card. 2. Readers reading: how do we do it? 3. Transcribing talk. 4. Alphabets: splitting sounds. 5. The English alphabet code -- A comment on dialects -- Sect. II. A reading revolution. 6. Science to the rescue. 7. The child's mind and reading. 8. The pProof of the pudding: reading programs that work -- Sect. III. Practical solutions. 9. Beginning reading right. 10. Mastering the advanced code in reading, writing, and spelling. 11. Helping those who didn't make it. 12. Remedial reading programs. 13. What's a parent to do?
Control code
36158768
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 384 pages
Isbn
9780684831619
Lccn
96024112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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