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ERIC Number: ED015829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May-5
Pages: 13
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THE ROLE OF THE TEACHER IN DEVELOPING LIFETIME READERS.
IVERSON, WILLIAM J.
ELEMENTARY TEACHERS ARE COMMENDED FOR DEVELOPING LIFETIME READERS. ELEMENTARY TEACHERS TELL STORIES AND READ ALOUD WITH ZEST AND NATURAL AFFECTION. THEY STRUCTURE THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT TO MAKE IT ACCESSIBLE AND CONDUCIVE TO FREE AND ENJOYABLE READING, AND THEY GIVE ATTENTION TO THE BASIC SKILLS OF LANGUAGE AS WELL AS TO THE CONTENT THAT LANGUAGE BEARS. REALIZING THAT AN APPRECIATION OF LITERATURE DERIVES FROM A KNOWLEDGE OF THE QUALITIES WITHIN EACH LITERARY FORM, TEACHERS DWELL ON THESE QUALITIES AS THEY SHOW HOW A WRITER BUILDS A CERTAIN LITERARY FORM. WHILE OBSERVING HOW EACH CHILD RESPONDS TO A WRITER'S IDEAS, TEACHERS ACCEPT DIVERSITY IN THE CHILDREN'S RESPONSES, OPINIONS, AND JUDGMENTS. HENCE, IN THE STORIES THEY TELL OR READ ALOUD, IN THE SOUNDS, RHYTHMS, AND IMAGES REFLECTED BY THEIR VOICES, AND IN THE DISCUSSIONS THEY HOLD ON LITERARY FORMS, ELEMENTARY TEACHERS DEVELOP LIFETIME READERS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (SEATTLE, MAY 4-6, 1967). (NS)
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Identifiers: Stanford University CA