Friday, March 11, 2011

Research: Reading--Decoding and Comprehension

Question: What is the role of instruction in decoding and comprehension in young children’s learning to read?

Source: Kendeou, P., van den Broek, P., White, M. J., & Lynch, J. S. (2009). Predicting reading comprehension in early elementary school: The independent contributions of oral language and decoding skills. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(4), 765–778.

Answer: “Recommends that both decoding and comprehension be included in a conceptual framework for instruction in early childhood educational settings.”

Comment: Of course, most of us know that instruction in both decoding and comprehension is necessary in young children’s learning to read, but it’s nice to have confirmation. And don’t forget fluency. RayS.

Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Richard Beach et al. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2010), Internet. Note: The editors of RTE said that so much research was available they did not want to burden the paper edition of the journal with it, so they relegated their annotated reports on research to the Internet.

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