Teaching Readers of English: Students, Texts, and Contexts by John Hedgcock

By John Hedgcock

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45). In addition, “far more research has been carried out on reading in L1 contexts” (Grabe & Stoller, 2002, p. 10). 3 and related discussion). Nonetheless, “L1 and L2 reading abilities are similar enough in terms of cognitive processing skills that L2 researchers and practitioners can draw on—but not accept wholesale—L1 instructional research when it seems appropriate to do so” (Grabe, 2004, p. 58). With judicious adaptation, “many, if not most, of the effective instructional practices in L1 settings will also be effective in L2 settings” (Grabe, 2004, p.

As in analytic phonics, letters and sounds are explicitly introduced and exemplified via representative word sets. Exercises lead students through a process of blending sounds to form words in isolation. Students read these words chorally and in small groups. , 1998). , 2004). Spelling-based approaches feature word study exercises such as sorting words by their first letter or by grammatical category (Rasinski & Padak, 2001). In “making words” models, students manipulate sets of six to eight letters to form words, with the goal of using the letters in a set to construct a single word (Cunningham & Hall, 1994).

Under the general control of a central monitor” (Grabe & Stoller, 2002, p. 32). Goodman and others have often cited evidence from reader miscue analysis to support top-down approaches to reading instruction. Goodman (1965) introduced the term “miscue analysis” to represent how readers make sense of graphemic cues in print. Miscue analysis tracks and scrutinizes the errors made by readers while reading aloud (Brown, Goodman, & Marek, 1996; Goodman & Burke, 1972; Goodman, Watson, & Burke, 2005).

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