This book is destined to become a classic work on early reading instruction.(Judith A. Bowey Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology)
I learned more about teaching reading from this book than any other book I've read.
If you are a reading specialist or parent or elementary school teacher, you should read this book and get everyone you know to read this book.
Marilyn Adams lead a Federally funded research team to conclusively determine what methods best support beginning readers.
this book is cited in almost every article on learning to read so it is great to have the originalPublished 16 months ago by Anne Murrie
Despite being over 20 years old, this is still THE text on reading instruction. The Adams model is very widely used, and as a PhD student this is the text my school of education... Read morePublished 20 months ago by nietzsche
Adams wrote this book in 1989, when the major debate among literacy teachers was whether "phonics" or "meaning" was the most important thing to teach children entering school. Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Robert V. Rose, retired education researcher
Marilyn Adams's book ROCKS! This brilliant author has synthesized all the scientifically-valid research on beginning reading and lays it all out in a totally convincing manner. Read morePublished on February 6, 2010 by Amazon Customer
If you are a reading teacher that is interested in learning how chldren learn to read and what methods work best, this is a fantastic book. Read morePublished on January 21, 2008 by Debra Wynkoop
This book contains gems: there is no question about that. The `reading-literacy' project was given solid funding by the government and Ms. Read morePublished on July 31, 2004 by aaa-Pam
This book offers a wealth of information about reading development. It is a terrific source, as well for the scientist, as for the interested layman. Read morePublished on October 25, 2000 by Willem Van Den Broeck