A Balanced Approach to Beginning Reading Instruction
Toward a Definition of a Balanced Approach to Reading Instruction
John Edwin Cowen
This chapter defines what a balanced approach to beginning reading instruction is and what it is not. Balance is a complex issue that goes beyond equal measures of whole language and phonics instruction. The author looks at and synthesizes six major studies and comes up with a personal definition that teachers can use in formulating a balanced instructional process that meets the developmental and individual needs of all children.
Cowen, J. (2003).
Toward a Definition of a Balanced Approach to Reading Instruction.
In A Balanced Approach to Beginning Reading Instruction (pp. 1-10). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.