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Lenses on Reading: An Introduction to Theories and Models

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This accessible text provides an extensive survey of the major theories and models that influence reading instruction and research. Readers learn why theory matters in designing and implementing high-quality instruction; how to critically evaluate the assumptions and beliefs that guide their own work with students; and the benefits of approaching everyday teaching situatio ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published April 20th 2006 by The Guilford Press (first published April 17th 2006)
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Dec 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
I read this book for a foundations course I will be teaching. It offers a terrific synthesis of research, theory and application...

While it is "textbookish" it is user friendly!
Erin M-M
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
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good review of reading and educational theories.
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: reading teachers
If you love theory then you will love this! And if you love reading theory then you may just die happy reading this little gem of a resource. Really, Tracey and Morrow know their stuff and they do such a great job creating this easy-to-read, easy-to-digest resource that's truly jam-packed with all kinds of reading-related knowledge. I know the cover looks boring and the title may not grab you but give it a chance and I promise you will get a lot out of this. It's practical and theoretical all in ...more
M.R. Graham
Mar 31, 2014 rated it liked it
An informative introduction to theories of reading education and development. It provided a very good summary of a good number of theories. However, I felt that this volume attempted too much; it could have done with fewer subdivisions and greater detail. Serves to give a foundation, but anyone wanting a thorough understanding should be ready to seek more reading.
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Read for exams. Good as a reminder of these different theories, but really too brief and unspecific to be of real help. Some speculation on how books targeted for children/teens might be written with these assumptions/theories in mind (particularly about the social aspects of reading when it comes to transmedia works).
Tara Warmerdam
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very informative examination of the history/development of the major reading theories. Tracey & Morrow are quite comprehensive in scope and depth with attention to each theory. Definitely an excellent resource for reading teachers.
Diana Pettis
Will be reading selected chapters from this text for the entire semester. Class ends Dec. 9th.
Ms. Delohery
Aug 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Interesting to read - theories, theories, theories, which one to believe?
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: reading teachers
This book has great concrete suggestions on how to help readers improve their skills.
Amy Mancini-Marshall

As far as theoretical pieces go, this was highly readable and clearly informative. This would make a great text for an introduction to literacy methods course.
Mar 22, 2009 rated it liked it
An excellent summary of the major theories associated with reading. A bit heavy, but very applicable.
Nicole Krubski
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have a blurb on metacognition in this book :)
Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a wonderful book to help you determine what teaching method you use in your classroom while teaching reading. It described methods in a context that could be easily understood.
Maureen Sharon
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This provides a great introduction to very complex theories and models of reading. The reference lists in the book are wonderful for literature review purposes.
Kendall Schuldt
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. It gave me a great overview of theories/models and how they apply to classroom instruction and research. I would however not recommend reading it in one week.
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, professional
Easy to read. Overview of the history of educational theory. I love this kind of stuff.
Derek Kamal
Jan 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Reading for school, not entirely enjoying.
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Loved all the different theories that they talked about.
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