Alan G. Kamhi: 'The Case for the Narrow View of Reading'

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Alan G. Kamhi: 'The Case for the Narrow View of Reading'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:30 am

I really like this paper - thank you to Stephen Parker for flagging it up via Twitter.

It made me think about England's context where there are, and have been, many detractors from the statutory Year One Phonics Screening Check which is a word-level assessment. Even the introduction of this simple word check after children should have experienced nearly two years of explicit systematic synthetic phonics provision has caused deep protest from some.

The thing is, this word-level check is really just a starting point - and can only include a certain level of alphabetic code letter/s-sound correspondences and words of a simple to slightly more complex structure. Then many people think this is 'job done' when, in reality, we could do well to introduce further word-level assessments with more challenging content at a later date to get a clearer picture of decoding levels - and decoding levels sustained and developed over time.

Anyway, here is the food for thought on this topic:

The Case for the Narrow View of Reading

Alan G. Kamhi
University of North Carolina–Greensboro


https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e9ab/a ... d9a68d.pdf
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Re: Alan G. Kamhi: 'The Case for the Narrow View of Reading'

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:20 pm

Thank you to Caitlin Stephenson for her sleuthing to provide the five responses to 'The Case for the Narrow View of Reading':

Looking Through an Adolescent Literacy Lens at the Narrow View of Reading

Barbara J. Ehren
University of Central Florida, Orlando


https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/bf0e/8 ... a02514.pdf

The Narrow View of Reading Promotes a Broad View of Comprehension

Hugh W. Catts
University of Kansas, Lawrence


https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7cec/6 ... 0efbbb.pdf

A Case for the Sentence in Reading Comprehension

Cheryl M. Scott
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/5c7f/9 ... 4dd8d3.pdf


Fluency: A Key Link Between Word Identification and Comprehension

Anthony Bashir
Boston College, USA


https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... prehension

Making a Broader Case for the Narrow View: Where to Begin?

Geraldine P. Wallach
California State University at Long Beach

Stephen Charlton
Huntington Beach Union High School District, CA

Julie Christie
Los Angeles Unified School Board, CA


http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/do ... 1&type=pdf

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