Becoming a Nation of Readers
Originally published in 1985 Becoming a Nation of Readers continues to be a summary of a vital era of research on reading processes and texts—the 1970s and early 1980s. On some topics such as the use of text difficulty systems for selecting and teaching texts, a substantial amount of research has not been gathered subsequently and Becoming a Nation of Readers remains a summary of critical evidence.
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Anderson, R. C., Hiebert, E. H., Scott, J. A., & Wilkinson I. A. G.(1985). Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading.National Academy of Education