On Reading A Common-Sense Look at the Nature of Language and the Science of Reading
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Description: Ken Goodman's view on reading is widely regarded as the most complete and articulated of any in the world, the basis for much contemporary reading research, theory, and instruction. Indeed, acceptance of Goodman's work is so widespread that his theories have become virtually institutionalizedeven as they have prompted controversy. On Reading offers a complete explanation of the view that many people in and out of the education field have both accepted and denounced, often without fully understanding its sources and significance. At a time when the movement Goodman helped spawnwhole language theoryis under increasing attack, that explanation is both warranted and welcome. In a clear and engaging style, Goodman explains why he described the reading process as a "psycholinguistic guessing game." He argues that the object of that game is not to recognize letters and words, but to make sense of print: to construct meaning. Among the devices readers use to win that game are miscues, the u
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Copyright year: 1996
Publication date: 3/18/1996
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
|What Is Reading?|
|What is Language?|
|How Language Works|
|How Proficient Reading Works|
|How Developing Reading Works|
|How Written Text Works|
|Learning and Teaching|
|Reading and Writing|