On the Revolution of Reading by Alan Flurkey, Jingguo Xu. The Selected
On the Revolution of Reading

On the Revolution of Reading

The Selected Writings of Kenneth S. Goodman

By Edited by Alan Flurkey, Edited by Jingguo Xu

Like all visionaries, Ken Goodman has had ideas that are truly different, wholly new, and completely unforeseen. And like the work of any "heretic," his model of the reading process has met with its share of controversy. In 1967, he spawned a revolution with his article "Reading: A Psycholinguistic Guessing Game." Disputing the view of reading as sequential word recognition, Goodman argued for the understanding of reading as a process of constructing meaning, of making sense of print. Since then, he has continued to publish extensively on the reading process, sharing his insights with teachers...

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Like all visionaries, Ken Goodman has had ideas that are truly different, wholly new, and completely unforeseen. And like the work of any "heretic," his model of the reading process has met with its share of controversy. In 1967, he spawned a revolution with his article "Reading: A Psycholinguistic Guessing Game." Disputing the view of reading as sequential word recognition, Goodman argued for the understanding of reading as a process of constructing meaning, of making sense of print. Since then, he has continued to publish extensively on the reading process, sharing his insights with teachers who could apply them to their classroom practices. Now, for the first time, the best of Goodman's provocative writings are available in one convenient volume.

Alan Flurkey and Jingguo Xu assembled pieces that were originally published in journals or as chapters of books. The editors based their selections on their appeal to classroom teachers, reading specialists, administrators, researchers, and all who wish to support the development of young readers. Separate sections of their book cover each key aspect of Goodman's model of the reading process:

  • the theoretical model
  • miscue analysis
  • text analysis
  • reading as language
  • literacy development
  • teaching and curriculum.
A groundbreaking article begins each section, followed by additional articles arranged in chronological order to indicate the historical development of Goodman's work. Sections explore a variety of topics—the development and theoretical underpinnings of the model, the research methodology that informs the model, and its subsequent influence on the fields of applied linguistics, reading research, and education.

Goodman's peers have come to value his reading-as-meaning model and to recognize its importance in the history of reading research and education. Now readers of this book can appreciate it, too—and use it to know how students make sense as they read.

Contents

I. Theoretical Model and Process of Reading
1. Reading, Writing, and Written Texts
2. Reading: A Psycholinguistic Guessing Game
3. Behind the Eye
4. What's Universal About the Reading Process
5. The Reading Process
II. Miscue Analysis: Research on the Reading Process
6. Miscues
7. A Linguistic Study of Cues and Miscues
8. Miscue Analysis
III. Text Analysis
9. On the Wording of Texts
10. Determiners in Reading
IV. Reading as Language
11. Word Perception
12. Words and Morphemes
13. To Err Is Human
14. Psycholinguistic Universals
15. Vygotsky in a Whole-Language Perspective
16. Urban Dialects
V. Literacy Development
17. Language and Learning
18. Reading and Writing Relationships
19. Access to Literacy
20. Learning to Read Is Natural
VI. Teaching and Curriculum
21. Teachers Supporting Learners
22. Orthography
23. Strategies for Increasing Comprehension
24. Decoding
25. Revaluing Readers