chapter  3
What Is Reading?
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In this chapter, I encourage you to write your definition of reading, I pre-

sent my definition of reading, I present Karen’s definition of reading, and I

discuss the definitions offered by other researchers. Then I suggest some

ways in which learning phonics in Karen’s classroom contributes to her

students’ definitions of reading and writing. The definition of phonics in

the program Karen is using is discussed late in this chapter, but I hope

you’ll think about that definition as you reflect on chapter 2 and as you

read what follows.