SEDL Letter, Volume XIV, Number 3 (Dec. 2002): Putting Reading First

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Authors: Leslie A. Blair (editor), Johanna Gilmore, Wesley A. Hoover, Andrea L. Jachman, Kathleen Theodore, Sebastian Wren

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• Published: 2002    • 32 pages   

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SEDL Letter is the magazine of Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL). In this issue, you'll learn about reading instruction and assessment, the instructional needs of migrant students, and phoneme awareness, one of the Reading First's five essential components of effective reading instruction. This issue also includes a discussion or how to help struggling secondary readers, a visit to a school where everyone puts reading first, as well as an essay from a New Orleans teacher about how she struggled to teach beginning readers as a novice teacher. There are also some activities in this issue for teachers to use in their classrooms.

This issue's articles include:

  • Putting Reading First
  • Ten Myths of Reading Instruction
  • Negotiating La Frontera: Reading and the Migrant Student
  • The Importance of Phonemic Awareness in Learning to Read
  • Making Every Teacher a Reading Teacher
  • Voices from the Field: The Journey
  • Sherwood Forest Students are Reading Their Way to the Top

*This edition of SEDL Letter won first place in the nationwide EdPress 2003 Distinguished Achievement Award competition for "One-Theme Issue" in adult publications. The edition won over such estimable competitors as the National Endowment of the Humanities and was judged on content, look, design, appropriateness of audience.