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Her current research activities include a study of how boston public school early childhood classrooms are supporting children s.
Catherine snow phonics. 1 there is more to reading than phonics. The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out or in. Try prime en hello sign in account lists sign in account lists orders try prime cart.
The research she discusses here. Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing of the english language by developing learners phonemic awareness the ability to hear identify and manipulate phonemes in order to teach the correspondence between these sounds and the spelling patterns that represent them. Snow is past president of the american educational research.
Focusing on how children obtain skills pertaining to. Professor catherine snow from the harvard graduate school of education hgse specializes in children s language and literacy development. Your parents phonics presentation what every parent needs to know about phonics.
Catherine snow of harvard university talks about her research on literacy development specifically the factors that predict children s success in learning to read. Theory and practice ching kang liu national taipei university. As reading expert pamela snow said phonics is crucial but not sufficient there are 5 key elements which make an established reader.
Catherine elizabeth snow born december 14 1945 is an educational psychologist and applied linguist in 2009 snow was appointed to the patricia albjerg graham professorship in the harvard graduate school of education having previously held the henry lee shattuck professorship also in the harvard graduate school of education. The national research council s findings largely matched those of adams. Catherine snow phd chairperson of the department of human development at harvard university and henry lee shattuck professor at the harvard graduate school of education carries out research on first and second language acquisition and literacy development in monolingual and bilingual children.
Phonics is the system of teaching reading that builds on the alphabetic principle a. Catherine snow is an expert on language and literacy development in children focusing on how oral language skills are acquired and how they relate to literacy outcomes.