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In the past several years, a number of reading research reports have been published in an effort to bring an end to the "reading wars" and to inform teachers and administrators about the essential aspects of effective, comprehensive reading instruction. This study analyzes, summarizes, categorizes, and compares the instructional recommendations for providing effective, comprehensive reading instruction from six widely disseminated and influential national reading research reports. It provides a comprehensive listing, identification of themes, and areas of common ground among the more than 231 separate reading instructional recommendations found within the six national reading research reports analyzed.

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