At least one-fifth of New Zealand children are very poor readers - and that's a conservative estimate. This result can be related directly to the 'whole language' approach to reading instruction, which has dominated in schools since the 1970s.Use connected, decodable text for children to practise the sound-spelling relationships they learn. The findings of the NICHD research emphasise that children need extensive practice in applying their phonics knowledge to reading. To get thisanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Reading Race|
|Author||:||Donna Awatere Huata|
|Publisher||:||Huia Publishers - 2006-05-01|