Why Our Children Can't Read, and What We Can Do about it

Why Our Children Can't Read, and What We Can Do about it : A Scientific Revolution in Reading

In America today, 43 percent of our children fall below grade level in reading. In her meticulously researched and groundbreaking work, Diane McGuinness faults outmoded reading systems for this crisis -- and provides the answers we need to give our children the reading skills they need. Drawing on twenty-five years of cutting-edge research, Dr. McGuinness presents bold new phoneme awareness programs that overcome the tremendous shortcomings of other systems by focusing on the crucial need to understand and hear reliably the sounds of a language before learning to read. Maintaining that any child can be taught to read fluently if given proper instruction, she dramatically reveals how dyslexia and behavior problems such as ADD stem not from neurological disorders but from flawed methods of reading instruction. With invaluable information on remedial reading programs that can correct various ineffective reading strategies, this book is a must for concerned parents, teachers, and others who want to make a difference.

  • Format: Paperback | 404 pages
  • Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 22mm | 591g
  • Publication date: 24 Mar 1999
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Imprint: The Free Press
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • ISBN10: 0684853566
  • ISBN13: 9780684853567
  • Bestsellers rank: 199,914

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