Reading Theory Paper
In this paper, you will be required to accurately, precisely, eloquently, and concisely describe key theories of reading development that will be cornerstones for our future discussions. This paper will serve as your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of Seidenberg & McClelland’s 4-Part Processing Model and Ehri’s Phases of Word Acquisition.
Describe Linnea Ehri’s Phases of Word Acquisition and skills that students acquire as they move through these stages.
Describe Seidenberg & McClelland’s 4-Part Processing Model of reading and the implications for this on reading instruction.
Define and identify an example of an instructional activity you have used or observed for each of the following linguistic areas (phonology, morphology, orthography, syntax, semantics, pragmatics).
If you are not familiar with instructional activities that meet these targets, please refer to course texts and researched-based websites such as Florida Center for Reading Research (https://fcrr.org/resources/resources_vpk.html or Reading Rockets (http://www.readingrockets.org).
Make sure what you select is aligned with structured literacy practices as described in Spear-Swerling (https://www.readingrockets.org/content/pdfs/structured-literacy.pdf) Article.