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Smith, Carl Bernard

Works: 758 works in 1,770 publications in 2 languages and 11,458 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Outlines and syllabi  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Carl Bernard Smith
Reading instruction, diagnostic teaching in the classroom by Larry Allen Harris( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapters of this book on diagnostic-prescriptive reading instruction examine such topics as defining reading, language and reading, reading comprehension, assessing student progress and needs, visual and auditory discrimination and perception, visual memory of words, decoding word symbols, primary reading, creating interest in reading, critical reading, creative reading, teaching reading for life, library and study skills, individualizing reading instruction, organizing for instruction, instructional systems, and selecting materials for instruction. (Ts)
Reading activities for middle and secondary schools : a handbook for teachers by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting people to read; volunteer programs that work by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suggests techniques and activities designed to help individuals learn to read and evaluates the merits of existing volunteer programs
Teaching reading and writing together : the classroom connection by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching reading in secondary school content subjects : a bookthinking process by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading instruction through diagnostic teaching by Larry Allen Harris( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is organized around the skills a reader needs to move from a beginning reader to one with the ability to evaluate and synthesize. Part I presents an overview of the book and discusses the factors that promote individualization of instruction, it also includes a model of the reading process. Part 2 discusses the four main components of a classroom reading program: instructional systems for teaching reading, instructional materials for the classroom reading program, organizational principles and plans for teaching children in the classroom, and a strategy for assessing student needs. Part 3 focuses on the reading skills that are most important for the child to get started in reading. Part 4 deals with the skills that enable a reader to be functionally literate. Several word recognition skills are described, building on those skills presented in part 3. Part 5 considers the reading skills necessary for using reading as a tool to accomplish various purposes. Competencies of analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and application are discussed under the headings of critical and creative reading, reading in content fields, and study and reference skills. A final chapter reviews the concepts presented and suggests means by which the classroom teacher can evaluate his own reading approach. (Wr)
Parents and reading by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and German and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a conference held in connection with the IRA's Kansas City convention, and jointly sponsored by the IRA and the National Congress of Parents and Teachers
Individualizing reading instruction; a reader by Larry Allen Harris( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles contained in this volume were selected to support and strengthen the concept of individualized instruction through diagnostic teaching. The book is divided into six major parts, each of which is preceded by a brief overview that emphasizes the main tenets advanced by the authors of the individual articles. The six major divisions of the book are: (1) The Reading Process, (2) Organizing to Individualize, (3) Readiness in Word Recognition, (4) Understanding in Reading, (5) Higher Competencies in Reading, and (6) Evaluating Progress in Reading. Among some of the forty contributing authors are J. Harlan Shores, Jeanne S. Chall, Dolores Durkin, Leo Fay, Harry Singer, Frank Guszak, Olive S. Niles, Roger Farr, Kenneth S. Goodman, Ruth Strang, Harry Sartain, and Nila Banton Smith. (Wr)
Grammar handbook for home and school by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents basic principles of English grammar and punctuation with definitions of terms and examples of proper usage
Treating reading difficulties : the role of the principal, teacher, specialist [and] administrator by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduced by a look at the general problem of reading difficulties, the text discusses the roles of the principal, teacher, specialist, and administrator in treating the problem. The principal's responsibility, identification, home and family influence, environmental improvement, evaluating reading skills, leadership, and case studies of successful programs are described. Also examined are primary learning difficulties and current approaches to the problem, establishing a clinic program, University Reading Clinics, and a sample book list for a reading clinic. Classroom techniques are suggested for diagnosing reading problems, correction in groups and individually, and correction of specific problems found by diagnosis. The role of the specialist is also established for the diagnosis and treatment of reading problems. Methods of handling reading disability within a school are presented, and procedures are illustrated for establishing a program and correcting specific reading skills. (Jm)
Word history : a guide to understanding the English language by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended to help teachers in the upper grades lead their students toward an understanding of the history of the English language. It demonstrates the value of studying language history and provides material and suggestions which can be used to complement a language arts program. The book stresses making students aware of the development of the English language and helping them understand more fully the reasons for current conventions of spelling and grammar. It presents a brief survey of the history of English, focusing on outside influences as well as on characteristics of the language and its literature. Following an introduction, the book contains five chapters: (1) The Origin of English; (2) Old English (C. 450-1100); (3) Middle English (C. 1100-1500); (4) Early Modern English (C. 1500-1800); and (5) American English. At the end of each chapter a few exercises are provided which suggest ways in which students may work with the language of that period. A list of 51 references concludes the book. (Sr)
Establishing central reading clinics : the administrators̓ role by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Help your child read and succeed : a parent's guide by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to help parents in their important role as their children's most powerful guide to reading and learning, this book contains directions, guidelines, and activities to build a positive environment and a relationship that promotes learning. Chapter titles are: (1) Helping Children with Reading and Learning; (2) Creating Interest and Positive Attitudes; (3) Improving Your Child's Reading Comprehension; (4) Skills for Identifying Words; (5) Building a Strong Vocabulary; (6) The Value of Reading Aloud; (7) Reading for Instructions, Graphs, Maps, and Tables; (8) Selecting Books for Children; (9) Flexibility and Reading Speed; and (10) How To Succeed with Your Child. Lists of preschool books, "predictable" books, books on audiotape, sample first grade reading vocabulary, and literary resources are provided in five appendixes. (Rs)
Building a strong vocabulary : a twelve-week plan for students by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents 12 strategies (focusing on one strategy a week) for students to increase vocabulary and boost communication skills, suggesting that these techniques can easily double the average person's vocabulary. After an introduction, the book presents the following 12 techniques: (1) "Expand on What You Know: Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homophones"; (2) "Build through Word Structure: Base Words and Prefixes"; (3) "Build through Word Endings: Base Words and Suffixes"; (4) "Find Related Words and Grow"; (5) "Gain Meaning from Context"; (6) "Say Exactly What You Mean"; (7) "Play the Analogies Game"; (8) "Create Word Maps and Word Webs"; (9) "Search for Treasure in Dictionaries and Thesauruses"; (10) "Learn More about Word Structure: Roots and Affixes"; "Discover Latin and Greek Word Families"; and (12) "Take a Foreign Tour: Words from Other Languages." An epilogue, "Keep Building Your Vocabulary: An Ongoing Process," is attached. (Rs)
Elementary grammar : a child's resource book by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whole language : the debate by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a debate between "reasonable" educators who either claim that there is evidence for the effectiveness of whole language, or who challenge the claim that whole language works across the broad spectrum of learners. The book presents the debate in the form of formal debate resolutions, opening "statements," transcripts of a "face-to-face shoot-out" at a convention of the National Reading Conference in San Antonio, Texas, further written responses, and commentary on the debate. Contents of the book are: "'And the Winner Is...!' The Context of the Debate" (Carl B. Smith); "Call Me Teacher" (Susan Ohanian); "Whole Language and Research: The Case for Caution" (Michael C. McKenna and others); "Moderator's Comments" (Carl B. Smith); "The Answer Is Yes..." (Patrick Shannon); "Unlike Patrick, We Do Accept Reality..." (Michael McKenna); "Who the Hell Are You?" (Susan Ohanian); "Let Us Not Permit Ourselves to Be Forced into Bitterly Polarized Positions..." (Richard Robinson); "Audience Participation" (moderated by Carl B. Smith); "People Who Live in Glass Houses..." (Patrick Shannon); "Emerging Perspectives on Whole Language" (Michael C. McKenna and others); "Whole Language: Now More Than Ever" (Shelley Harwayne); "Is Whole Language 'The Real Thing'? Advertisements and Research in the Debate on Whole Language" (Steven Stahl); "New Questions, Different Inquiries" (Jerome Harste); and "Commentary on the ERIC Whole Language Debate" (Michael Pressley). A selected, annotated bibliography of approximately 1,000 items from the ERIC database concerning whole language is included. (RS)
Intermediate grammar : a student's resource book by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to English grammar, discussing such elements as sentence structure, parts of speech, and irregular verbs
Writing instruction : changing views over the years by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noting that the emphasis in writing instruction over the past 40 years has shifted from product to process, this digest reviews the course and the primary features of this evolution from 1960-1999. The digest's first section discusses the move from writing product to writing process in the 1970s and 1980s, noting the groundswell of support for "process approaches" to learning to write. The next section outlines problems with process approaches in the 1970s and 1980s. The digest's third section examines reconceptualizations of the principles of process instruction, while the following section discusses the concept of instructional scaffolding, an important aspect of process writing. The final section outlines the view from the 1980s and 1990s, arguing that writing instruction has undergone a paradigm shift. (SR)
Expand your child's vocabulary : a twelve-week plan by Carl Bernard Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet shows parents how to help their children develop a number of strategies for understanding words by working together on a methodical, 12-week program of word study. Sections of the booklet describe the program week by week. The techniques described are: Read and Use Context; Search for Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms; Learn Important Prefixes; Let Word Endings Help (Suffixes); Learn Groups of Related Words; Discover the Power of Word Analogies; Use Word Maps to Define Words; Use Roots for Basic Meanings; Grow through Word Families; Find Specific Words; Mine the Wealth of Other Languages; and Use the Dictionary and Thesaurus. (RS)
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Alternative Names
Herrera Gutiérrez, Carlos

Smith Carl

Smith, Carl 1932-

Smith Carl B.

Smith, Carl B. (Carl Bernard)

Smith, Carl B. Jr

Smith, Carl Bernard 1932-

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