ERIC Number: ED056574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-5
Reference Count: 0
A Reading Program for ESL Primary Students.
Wilson, Robert D.
This paper describes a reading program researched, designed, and developed by Consultants in Total Education for primary students whose mother tongue is other than English. The program includes teaching strategies that trigger universal learning strategies. The program is divided into four general stages, each stage containing particular educational strategies. The first stage is designed for learning to read and contains tasks for linguistic preparation toward reading readiness; it also develops visual and auditory learning ability and fosters motivation. The second stage, learning how to learn to read, is designed to trigger the learning strategies that students must apply to the task of making sense out of the configurations on the printed page. The third stage, learning how to read, develops a set of strategies for applying the results of the preceding stages. The fourth stage, reading for learning, involves the general strategies of empirical cognitive processing. These four stages should be recycled throughout the entire school life of the student. (VM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Skills, Linguistic Competence, Phonology, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Programs, Reading Readiness, Retention (Psychology), Second Language Learning, Sentences, Structural Analysis, Syntax
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Note: Speech presented at the Fifth Annual TESOL Conference, New Orleans, La., March 5, 1971