Beginning Reading: A Balanced Approach to Reading Instruction in the First Three Years


Section 1: Who needs another book on reading instruction? Introduction 1. Speaking and reading Section 2: Starting the first school year 2. A balanced literacy program: theory and practice 3. Listening comprehension 4. Phonological awareness Section 3: The first year at school 5. The formal literacy program: Theory 6. The formal literacy program: Rationale and outline 7. Sound/symbol correspondence 8. Phonemic awareness 9. Decodable texts, word families and text features 10. Spelling Section 4: The second year at school 11. Literary texts 12. Factual and procedural texts 13. Word building and morphological awareness 14. Fluency and reading comprehension acquisition Section 5: The third year at school 15. Listening comprehension 16. Reading comprehension and creative writing Section 6: Assessment and intervention 17. Assessment and intervention 18. Individual intervention: Research and practice Afterword A

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Crows Nest, N.S.W.
Publication year:
  • 2005


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