American Reading Instruction

Special Edition


Nila Banton Smith

First published in 1934, American Reading Instruction has long been a source of insight and historical perspective on reading instruction in the United States, beginning from the Colonial era. This special edition adds a prologue by Richard D. Robinson, an epilogue by Norman A. Stahl, an expanded history of reading by P. David Pearson, and a short biography of Nila Banton Smith.

  • An expanded range of research designs and their applications to both basic and applied research
  • Reading processes and literacy practices studied through cognitive, sociocultural, critical, transactional, and poststructural theorizing
  • A framework for understanding and critiquing a comprehensive body of research literature spanning over five decades
  • Connections among a wide range of literacy theories and their as­sociated models
  • A jump-off point for generating new research studies and models that inform instructional decision making

© 2002 | 536 pp.
ISBN 10: 0-87207-348-3 | ISBN 13: 978-0-87207-348-7

American Reading Instruction

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