Principle 2: Reading Is The Product Of Word Recognition and Oral Language Comprehension (Literacy Principles #3)

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The Simple View of Reading is a formula based on the widely accepted view that reading has two basic components.  As a result, the child’s fundamental task in learning to read is to discover how print maps onto their existing spoken language.  Keeping the Simple View of Reading in mind helps teachers address instruction to both sides of the reading equation.  Join Robi Alstrom and Jane Seward as they help educators understand that literacy instruction is not an equal balance at all times.


*The Simple View of Reading  (Gough & Tunmer, 1986)

Gough, P., & Tunmer, W. (1986). Decoding, reading and reading disability. Remedial and Special Education, 7, 6-10.

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