Phonological awareness: Necessary but not sufficient

Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth, Hay, Ian D., & Ashman, Adrian (2005) Phonological awareness: Necessary but not sufficient. In Bryer, Fiona (Ed.) Making Meaning: Creating Connections that Value Diversity, 23-25 September, 2005, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Approaches to teaching reading to children who have literacy difficulties have often been summarised as a choice between either a whole language or a decoding approach. It is maintained in this paper that this either or notion has failed to acknowledge that reading is a dynamic process where the elements of language, thinking (metacognition), and phonological skills form an interactive relationship and any weakness in one of these elements inhibits the child’s reading development. This position paper explores the three elements, the implications for classroom practice when the focus is on a combination of the three elements, and outlines possible direction for future research.

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ID Code: 2175
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: phonological awareness, metacognition, language development
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:16

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