ATTENTION READING TEACHERS....

DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE 5 STAGES OF READING DEVELOPMENT?

JEANNE S. CHALL'S 5 STAGES OF READING DEVELOPMENT!

FIRST, who is Jeanne S. Chall? Wikipedia.com gives a brief description of who she is and what made her so notable.

It reads that she was a "Harvard Graduate School of Education psychologist, writer, and literacy researcher for over 50 years, believed in the importance of direct, systematic instruction in reading in spite of other reading trends throughout her career. Chall's professional life was committed to children's successful reading acquisition, especially low S.E.S. children's. She was also committed to finding answers to failure among readers. Stages of Reading Development was published in 1983. In 1996, Chall and three graduate students wrote a guide to evaluating the level of texts' reading difficulty,Qualitative Assessment of Text Difficulty: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Writers."