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Title:A consideration of skill hierarchy approaches to the teaching of reading
Author(s):Mason, Jana M.; Osborn, Jean H.; Rosenshine, Barak V.
Subject(s):reading skills hierarchy
whole word
letter pattern control
Abstract:An historical and theoretical review is presented of the notion of a reading skills hierarchy. Sources of the major types of reading programs in current use are described. It is suggested that three types of programs can be Identified, namely, a whole word approach, sight-phonics, and letter-pattern control. The first two types of programs contain a similar non-skills hierarchy orientation while the third mentioned can be defined In terms of a hierarchy. A theoretical analysis of a reading skills hierarchy considered linguistic and cognitive viewpoints. It was argued that it is instructionally advantageous to construct a decoding hierarchy but not a comprehension skills hierarchy.
Issue Date:1977-12
Publisher:Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.
Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Series/Report:Center for the Study of Reading Technical Report ; no. 042
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1977 Board of Trustees University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-05-30
Identifier in Online Catalog:5304953
OCLC Identifier:65613657

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