Title

Teaching reading: Why the "Fab Five" should be the "Big Six"

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Edith Cowan University

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education

RAS ID

18353

Comments

This article was originally published as: Konza D. (2014). Teaching reading: Why the "Fab Five" should be the "Big Six". Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(12), 153-169. Original article available here

Abstract

The Report of the National Reading Panel (NICHD, 2000) identified five key elements that were critical to the development of reading, and these have been widely accepted by educational jurisdictions as providing definitive guidelines for early reading instruction. This paper presents a case for the inclusion of oral language and early literacy experiences as an additional and foundational element. The pervasive influence of a child's early experiences on future reading achievement must be understood if teachers are to maximise the opportunities of all children to become independent readers.

DOI

10.14221/ajte.2014v39n12.10

Access Rights

Open Access

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