This book examines and explores some of the various domains of reading as we approach the year 2010 and establishes a foundation for future research as we enter the next decade. The book contains sixteen chapters which discuss some of the critical areas of contemporary reading.
Contemporary teaching strategies are examined as well as the importance of early nurturance and early literacy endeavors. The realm of fairy tales, the great books as well as key American authors will be explored.
Differentiated instruction as well as a trans-disciplinary approach to reading is explored. The realm of assessment, both formal and informal is examined. Cultural, social and political aspects of this highly volatile are all explored. Implications for future research and future reading endeavors are offered.
This book will help provide a road map for the increasingly diverse field of reading that confronts parents, teachers, principals, reading specialists and policy makers as we enter the next decade of reading instruction.