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Insight from the Eyes

The Science of Efffective Reading Instruction

By Eric Paulson, Ann Ebe
Foreword by Ken Goodman

With all the calls for "scientific research" to support reading instruction, here's a book that delivers the real thing on a topic that's often misunderstood and manipulated—eye movements. But what can the eyes tell us about the reading process?

For decades, educators have been haunted by myths about eye movement studies that claim readers fixate on every word, even every letter, as they read. Now, at last, we have definitive, scientific proof that charts the pattern of eye movements of real readers engaged in real reading of authentic, complete texts—not single words or out-of-context...

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With all the calls for "scientific research" to support reading instruction, here's a book that delivers the real thing on a topic that's often misunderstood and manipulated—eye movements. But what can the eyes tell us about the reading process?

For decades, educators have been haunted by myths about eye movement studies that claim readers fixate on every word, even every letter, as they read. Now, at last, we have definitive, scientific proof that charts the pattern of eye movements of real readers engaged in real reading of authentic, complete texts—not single words or out-of-context phrases and sentences. Insight from the Eyes demonstrates that readers interact with a text, selectively sampling as they construct meaning from the printed page. Authors Paulson and Freeman not only describe their breakthrough research; they show that it has practical significance for the classroom.

Here you will find effective instructional strategies for teaching reading based on what new EMMA (Eye Movement Miscue Analysis) research reveals about the reading process. The authors discuss strategies for use with a variety of reading levels and ages, from early readers to college students and adults, as well as content-area literacy concerns. Additionally, they correct several myths about the reading process which continue to influence reading instruction.

Whether you're a literacy researcher, teacher educator, or classroom teacher, read Insight from the Eyes to understand how reading really works.

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