What matters?: a primer for teaching reading
"What Matters? A Primer for Teaching Reading" provides access to a broad and complex body of knowledge about teaching reading. The book is based on Diane Stephens' twenty years of experience as a reading teacher and on her research with other teachers in their classrooms. She found that what matters most to teachers is knowing how research and theory can be used in the classroom to help children become lifelong readers. To accomplish this, teachers need to know about language, about learners, and about teaching.
New as will as experienced teachers will find that "What Matters?" is a useful resource book. And because it provides a clear and practical framework for learning about reading, it should also serve as an accessible introductory text for college courses in reading and language arts.