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Smith, Frank 1928-

Works: 68 works in 487 publications in 5 languages and 17,475 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Literature  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: LB1050, 428.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frank Smith
Understanding reading; a psycholinguistic analysis of reading and learning to read by Frank Smith( Book )

96 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 3,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t
Reading without nonsense by Frank Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, e, p, i, t
The Genesis of language : a psycholinguistic approach: proceedings of a conference on "language development in children" by Frank Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourteen papers are: "Developmental Psycholinguistics," by David McNeill; "Comments on 'Developmental Psycholinguistics'," by Dan I. Slobin; "How to Learn to Talk: Some Simple Ways," by Jerry A. Fodor; "The Acquisition of Russian as a Native Language, " by Dan I. Slobin; "Some Questions on the Child's Learning of Phonology," by Ruth H. Weir; "The Study of Articulation and Language Development during the Early School Years," by Mildred C. Templin; "The Development of the Phonological System in the Normal and the Deaf Child," by D.B. Fry; "Teaching the Deaf Child to Speak," by Ira J. Hirsh; "The Natural History of Language," by Eric H. Lenneberg; "Evolutionary Aspects of Language Development and Function," by Richard Allen Chase; "Ontogenetic, Genetical, and Phylogenetic Parallels between Animal Communication and Prelinguistic Child Behavior," by H. Kalmus; "Preparations for Discussing Behaviorism with Chimpanzee," by David Premack and Arthur Schwartz; "Comments on 'Preparations for Discussing Behaviorism with Chimpanzee'," by P.B. Denes; and "Reflections on the Conference," by James J. Jenkins. A discussion of each paper is provided. The papers are followed by an appendix consisting of abstracts of Soviet studies in child language and a topical guide to the abstracts. (Clk)
Insult to intelligence : the bureaucratic invasion of our classrooms by Frank Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycholinguistics and reading by Frank Smith( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and French and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycholinguistics has offered many new insights into the development of reading, E.G., only a small part of the information necessary for reading comprehension comes from the printed page, comprehension must precede the identification of individual words, and reading is not decoding to spoken language. These views are elaborated in this collection of articles by such authors as George A. Miller in "Some Preliminaries to Psycholinguistics"; Kenneth S. Goodman in "Psycholinguistic Universals in the Reading Process, ""Analysis of Oral Reading Miscues: Applied Psycholinguistics," and "On the Psycholinguistic Method of Teaching Reading"; Paul A. Kolers in "Three Stages of Reading"; Deborah Holmes in "The Independence of Letter, Word, and Meaning Identification in Reading"; Carol Chomsky in "Reading, Writing, and Phonology"; Jane Torrey in "Illiteracy in the Ghetto," and "Learning to Read without a Teacher: a Case Study"; and Paul Rozin, Susan Poritsky, and Raina Sotsky in "American Children with Reading Problems Can Easily Learn to Read English Represented by Chinese Characters." In the remaining chapters Smith discusses the learner and his language, alphabetic writing, the efficiency of phonics, the fallacies of decoding, and twelve easy ways to make learning to read difficult. (Hs)
Writing and the writer by Frank Smith( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the relationship between the writer and what he/she happens to be writing, this text by one of the foremost scholars in the field of literacy and cognition is a unique and original examination of writing--as a craft and as a cognitive activity. The book is concerned with the physical activity of writing, the way the nervous system recruits the muscles to move the pen or manipulate the typewriter. It considers the necessary disciplines of writing, such as knowledge of the conventions of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. In particular, there is a concern with how the skills underlyin
The book of learning and forgetting by Frank Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explains how schools and educational authorities systematically obstruct the powerful inherent learning abilities of children, creating handicaps that often persist through life."--Back cover
To think by Frank Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The glass wall : why mathematics can seem difficult by Frank Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smith discusses how mathematics can seem to be behind a "glass wall," because the physical world of objects speaks a different language than the world of mathematics. But by speaking in math's tongue, the physical world can become more understandable and quantifiable
Comprehension and learning : a conceptual framework for teachers by Frank Smith( Book )

22 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines the nature and limits of comprehension and learning and encourages flexibility in choosing instructional procedures and aids
Reading : FAQ by Frank Smith( Book )

36 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays into literacy : selected papers and some afterthoughts by Frank Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewing literacy as the ability to make use of all available possibilities of written language, the essays in this collection deal with a broad range of literacy related topics and issues. Titles of the 13 essays, written over a 10-year period, are as follows: (1) "The Politics of Ignorance"; (2) "Twelve Easy Ways to Make Learning to Read Difficult"; (3) "The Role of Prediction in Reading"; (4) "Learning to Read by Reading"; (5) "Making Sense of Reading--and of Reading Instruction"; (6) "The Uses of Language"; (7) "Conflicting Approaches to Reading Research and Instruction"; (8) "The Language Arts and the Learner's Mind"; (9) "Myths of Writing"; (10) "The Unspeakable Habit"; (11) "Demonstrations, Engagement, and Sensitivity"; (12) "The Choice between Teachers and Programs"; and (13) "a Metaphor for Literacy--Creating Worlds or Shunting Information?" A concluding section provides responses to questions frequently asked the author. (Fl)
Awakening to literacy : the University of Victoria Symposium on Children's Response to a Literate Environment: Literacy before Schooling by Hillel Goelman( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University of Victoria Symposium on Childrens Responses to a Literate Environment : Literacy before schooling
Joining the literacy club : further essays into education by Frank Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose language? what power? : a universal conflict in a South African setting by Frank Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multilayered, this book presents as a narrative, a first-person scholarly (but not academic) account of the political and educational conflicts surrounding the question of the development of language and thought. It follows a group of South African graduate students, black and white, including teachers who live in Soweto, as they struggle to construct and achieve education relevant to their needs and responsibilities, against a background of violence, turmoil, and upheaval. The students in the book are participating in a university seminar dealing with such traditional educational issues as the "best way" to teach reading and writing, the relationships between first- and second- language learning, and the relationships between language and thinking. The book interweaves the voices of the students with descriptions of the political and social context of South Africa and discussions of crucial issues in education for many areas of the world today. The book is intended both for educators and the general public. (Nka)
Unspeakable acts, unnatural practices : flaws and fallacies in "scientific" reading instruction by Frank Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Developed from years of research and multiple work sessions with groups of teachers, each of Smith's essays in this book helps teachers understand the nature of thinking, learning, and reading. The essays also address the problems arising from pressure on teachers to adopt dubious practices that ignore their own judgement and experience. Smith acknowledges that reading is not the only area of education where unspeakable acts and unnatural practices abound. He devotes two essays to the teaching of mathematics and to the use of technology for good or ill in teaching."--Jacket
Ourselves : why we are who we are : a handbook for educators by Frank Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book delves into how we come to terms with ourselves, with other people, and with the world in general. It is about how we come to be what we are, and to think the way we do. It is a book about influences on this process. A particular influence to which Smith gives central consideration is language, not just in terms of the communicative networks in which it engages us--the "information" that presents itself to us--but in the largely unsuspected framework for thought that lies within language itself. He also considers deeply the role of technology. This is a book of description, not of explanations--these are two quite different intellectual territories. Smith writes about what can be observed, not philosophized about. Thus he does not discuss the inner workings of the human brain. His claim is that what he is interested in--thinking, learning, understanding, remembering--have never been found in the brain. The aim is to describe the scope and limits for how we can be seen to think, learn, understand, and remember--but not to "explain" such behavior by recourse to hypothetical inner entities. Ourselves speaks especially to educators. It outlines the possibilities and limitations inherent in all of us. It delineates who we are, but also stresses that no two people are the same, that what we become depends on our journeys in life and the people we encounter on the way. The formal part of learning that is called education is particularly sensitive to the role of people who organize critical experiences for us, our teachers. The brief summaries at the end of each chapter reinforce and highlight points that are of particular relevance to teachers. Researchers, professionals, and graduate students across the fields of literacy education, psychology of reading, learning theory, human learning, educational psychology, and psycholinguistics will find this book compelling."--Publisher's website
Between hope and havoc : essays into human learning and education by Frank Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Between Hope and Havoc, Frank Smith reflects on a range of subjects critical to the professional and personal lives of teachers, from the human potential for learning to the failed bureaucratic efforts to systematize education. These essays were written over the last few years, mainly in conjunction with workshops and seminars he has conducted. Among other things, Frank Smith considers the act of reading in relation to other kinds of human experience, why attitudes toward teaching reading and writing are divided along ideological lines, how reading and writing are taught and talked about - frequently to the detriment of learners, how language and the way we are taught form our personal identity, the role and influence of teachers as individuals and of schools as communities, and how realistic expectations that research will answer our questions about teaching and learning are
Landmarks in literacy : the selected works of Frank Smith by Frank Smith( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Smith is internationally acclaimed as an essential contributor to research on the nature of the reading process and as an originator of the modern psycholinguistic approach to reading instruction. His research into aspects of language encompasses the nature of communication and information; the relationship between the eyes and the brain; crucial bottlenecks in memory, knowledge and comprehension; spoken and written language; learning about the world and about language; how letters and words are recognized; the inadequacies of phonics; how meaning is identified independently of letters and words; and learning to read. His aim has always been to support teachers, to encourage them to make teaching decisions based on knowledge and understanding, to analyze what their students are trying to do and why what the students are doing doesn't always correspond with what they are expected to do. Now these topics are available in one volume, Landmarks in Literacy, a thoughtfully crafted selection of 16 key writings from Essays Into Literacy; Unspeakable Acts, Unnatural Practices; Joining the Literacy Club; Reading Without Nonsense; Between Hope and Havoc; Comprehension and Learning; Insult to Intelligence; and The Glass Wall. In the World Library of Educationalists, international scholars themselves compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces - extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and/practical contributions - so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers thus are able to follow the themes and strands of their work and see their contribution to the development of a field, as well as the development of the field itself"--
Devenir lecteur by Frank Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ouvrage de base sur l'ensemble des aspects de la lecture et de son apprentissage. Ce qu'est l'acte de lire et comment l'enfant devient capable de lire. Il n'y a pas de comparaison entre les méthodes de lecture, mais les enseignants y trouveront des éléments fondamentaux pour leur pédagogie
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Understanding reading; a psycholinguistic analysis of reading and learning to read
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Reading without nonsenseInsult to intelligence : the bureaucratic invasion of our classroomsWriting and the writerThe book of learning and forgettingTo thinkThe glass wall : why mathematics can seem difficultReading : FAQEssays into literacy : selected papers and some afterthoughts