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How to Provide Effective Reading Instruction (English)

Effective instruction depends on a good curriculum and the amount and quality of instruction. Effective literacy instruction depends upon three factors: (1) the amount of reading instruction and literacy practice available to the students; (2) the degree to which the curriculum emphasizes those key things that students must learn if they are to become literate; and (3) the quality and efficiency of the instructional procedures used to teach reading. These three components are the major alterable determinants of how well students will learn to read, and accordingly, this instructional framework addresses each of these dimensions of reading instruction. This document shows how to translate a curriculum into effective classroom experiences. The purpose of this document is to describe how an evidence-aligned curriculum for early grade reading can be translated into the classroom experiences most likely to increase literacy learning. It will present the most effective content to include in classroom activities, the best formats and techniques for presentation, appropriate amounts of instruction and sequences of presentation, along with a myriad of other practical considerations aimed at helping teachers to deliver high-quality early grade reading instruction.

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Shanahan,Timothy Edward

How to Provide Effective Reading Instruction (English). Tools for Improving Reading Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/099620103312223967/P17425203c5a110520a5c3004086a91b687