ERIC Number: ED041704
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Publication Date: 1969
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Teaching Reading as a Thinking Process.
Stauffer, Russell G.
This book is intended for use as a textbook for college students, especially undergraduates, in courses on the foundations of reading instruction. The author's chief concern was to acquaint preservice and inservice teachers with a philosophy of reading instruction which explains reading as a thinking process. The book is divided into five parts. The essence of the first is that the foundation of reading instruction is thinking. The second part describes how group instruction is to be accomplished and why. Detailed accounts of how reading instruction can be individualized and why this should be done are given in the third section. The fourth part presents a discussion of beginning reading instruction, and the final section provides an exhaustive treatment of the need for skill attainment in word recognition, a discussion of concept development, and an evaluation of the role of testing and reporting. This text is coordinated with a second book, "Directing Reading Maturity As A Cognitive Process", which was designed for use at the graduate level. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, College Language Programs, Concept Teaching, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Reading, Language Experience Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Textbooks
Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 49 East 33rd St., New York, N.Y. 10016
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