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A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write by

Paperback, Published in Dec 2015 by Routledge

ISBN10: 1848722877 | ISBN13: 9781848722873

Page count: 250

In the thoroughly updated second edition of this unique book, Catherine McBride examines how the languages we know help structure the process of becoming literate. Taking an ecological and distinctively cross-cultural perspective, the book looks at reading and writing development and impairment across a range of languages, scripts, and contexts. The book covers issues including:

The importance of phonological sensitivity for learning to read and to write

The first units, or building blocks, of literacy learning in different scripts such as Chinese, English, Korean Hangul, Hebrew, Hindi and Arabic

The role of visual processing in reading and writing skills

How the latest research can inform the teaching of reading

An overview of our understanding of dyslexia, including recent neuroscientific research

The developmental challenges in becoming biliterate

What is special about writing for beginners and later for comprehensive writing

Basics of reading comprehension

" Children s Literacy Development, Second Edition" is a timely and important contribution to our understanding of literacy around the world. Written by an eminent scholar in the field, it is the only book available that provides an overview of how children learn to read and write in different languages, and will be essential reading for all students of Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psycholinguistics and Speech Therapy."

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