Edited by Alan D. Flurkey & Jingguo Xu

Like all visionaries, Ken Goodman has had ideas that are truly different, wholly new, and completely unforeseen. And like the work of any "heretic," his model of the reading process has met with its share of controversy. In 1967, he spawned a revolution with his article "Reading: A Psycholinguistic Guessing Game." Disputing the view of reading as sequential word recognition, Goodman argued for the understanding of reading as a process of constructing meaning, of making sense of print. Since then, he has continued to publish extensively on the reading process, sharing his insights with teachers who could apply them to their classroom practices. Now, for the first time, the best of Goodman's provocative writings are available in one convenient volume.