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Monday, May 29, 2006



I read the Gunning text in graduate school, and possibly excerpts or articles from some of the other authors. I can't say that I was thoroughly instructed in all the principles of good reading instruction, however. I found, in particular, that my "teaching literacy" class for general ed. was rather poor, and that my "reading problems" class in the special ed. department was quite good.


What? Medical students refer to gray's anatomy? I like your list, but think it's an overstatement to suggest that there are recognized texts in other fields. In my own field (Neuroscience), we have constnat debates about what content should be included at the graduate level (and even occasionally at the graduate level). It's different from teaching in that we don't have to produce applied knowledge (as needed in a classroom). But it's similar to teaching in that it touches on the mysteries of the brain, and how little we know about how it works.


John Lloyd

Liz, thanks for the tip of the hat. I agree that many--but not all--of these books are good ones. We should create a list of the got-it-right sources. Your place or mine?


John Lloyd

Here's a starting space for voting: Best texts.

doris roco

to the manager or concern person:
i dont have comments becuase i found that all the books are good and beneficial to our kids.
i just would like to ask if drawing (paper and pen) helps in developing the reading comprehension of 4-5 year old kid?
thanks. iam really anxious about this research. please help!

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