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ERIC Number: ED032049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 9
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A Junior College Reading Program in Action.
Taschow, Horst G.
As the junior college accepts students whose ability ranges from grade 7 to 12, its reading program must be geared accordingly. The college reading center is for students who want to comprehend more in less time, quickly improve study habits, increase vocabulary, or improve their spelling. The program is valid insofar as it meets these needs. Reading comprehension, the most frequent lack, is only part of the complex reading act. The instructor, after finding each student's reading level, can arrange flexible groupings, ranging from whole-class discussion to individual instruction. Starting each student at his own level allows him initial success and builds his self-esteem. He must learn to set himself a goal for each assignment and to become a flexible reader by adjusting his speed to the complexity of his material (e.g., a novel compared with a math paper). He will soon realize that his reading rate (and comprehension) depends on a combination of his basic skill, background, experience, intelligence, and the material's purpose and organization. The writer suggests a method of systematic vocabulary improvement. He also describes a directed reading lesson, which leads through recognition of purpose, arousal of interest, and silent reading for comprehension to oral questioning and rereading. This lesson should be applied to similar situations for transfer and reinforcement. The student must be encouraged to read independently for study or pleasure, as well as in the reading room. (HH)
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Identifiers: Oregon