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ERIC Number: ED013725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 1
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DOES JOHNNY KNOW MORE WORDS THAN IVAN.
STORY, SUETTA B.
THE PUPILS IN A FIRST-GRADE CLASS IN MESA, ARIZONA, MADE THEIR OWN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE WORDS THEY COULD READ WHICH WERE NOT IN THE BASAL READERS. THE LIST TOTALED 2,124 WORDS. NOT EVERY CHILD KNEW ALL THE WORDS, BUT SOME KNEW ALL, AND ALL KNEW SOME. THE STUDY IS PRESENTED AS AN ANSWER TO THE STATEMENT BY PROFESSOR ARTHUR S. TRACE, JR., THAT RUSSIAN CHILDREN READ BETTER THAN AMERICAN CHILDREN. METHODS OF READING INSTRUCTION IN RUSSIA AND AMERICA ARE OUTLINED BRIEFLY. IT IS NOTED THAT TYPICAL AMERICAN CHILDREN KNOW MORE THAN 2,124 WORDS AT THE END OF FIRST GRADE WHEN THEY ARE 6 TO 7 YEARS OLD. RUSSIAN CHILDREN AT AGE 7 ARE JUST STARTING SCHOOL. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE READING TEACHER," VOLUME 20, NOVEMBER 1966. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
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