Learning From Children Who Read at an Early Age

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Routledge, Oct 12, 2012 - Education - 192 pages
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Learning From Children Who Read at an Early Age is the result of a three-year research project in which the authors studied a group of children who learnt to read without being taught, from before they started school until the end of Year 2 when they were given their first National Curriculum assessments.
Using this study as a framework for examining how children make progress over their time in Key Stage 1 across a range of literacy skills, the authors suggest guidelines which teachers can use to help all children progress with reading.

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Rhona Stainthorp is a research professor in the Institute of Education, University of Reading, UK.She began her professional career teaching in a secondary school in London and turned to study psychology at Birkbeck College when confronted with the challenge of teaching young adolescent boys who could not read.Over the last 40 years she has worked in a number of academic departments in UK universities teaching teachers, and speech and language therapists from undergraduate to PhD level about the development of literacy.She has also been extensively involved in providing continuing professional development across the UK. She has advised UK as well as overseas Governments on aspects of the developmentand teaching of reading and writing.Her research focuses on the development of literacy mainly in the early years.It includes studies of reading, writing and spelling skills, precocious reading ability, children with literacy difficulties, and effective professional practice. Her published work includes over 100 research papers, manuals for teaching programmes, literacy tests, books for students and teachers, and conference papers.She is committed to supporting teachers to enhance their professional practice through an understanding of the best quality empirical research evidence.

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