ERIC Number: ED038249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Language and Critical Reading: The Consummate Reader.
Lefevre, Carl A.
Reading is a very complex psycholinguistic process consummate with writing, and reading instruction aspires to develop the critical reader, whose skills and abilities empower him to comprehend, enjoy, and assess both expository and imaginative writing. Using a rich background of learning and experience, the reader must handle many frames of reference. He must respond to, appreciate, and evaluate many dimensions of language, including sound effects, figures of speech, and techniques. His early reading was likely to have developed naturally and orally through listening, which led him to a sensitivity to syntactical and intonational patterns of sentences and their place in larger context. This depends on his comprehension of such refined linguistic patterns as expletives, figures of speech, parentheticals, and references. Transitional relationships, implications, and style play a role in his finding sequential structures and narrative sequences which lead to critical appreciation of main points and themes. To understand the reading process one must understand its relationship to and interaction with the thought process, which develops along with oral language experience and elects its expression in writing. References are included. (BT)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Critical Reading, Early Reading, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Literary Criticism, Oral Reading, Psycholinguistics, Reading Processes, Sentence Structure
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969