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ERIC Number: ED182724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Describing and Improving the Reading Strategies of Elderly Readers.
Watson, Dorothy J.; And Others
Written primarily for teachers of elderly students and for elderly readers, this manual provides information about the elderly reader, about language, and about the reading process itself. The first chapter contains a review of current research on elderly readers that provides information about the materials they like to read, the materials they find difficult, and how they view themselves as readers. Chapter two offers a discussion of the reading processes of older readers and shows that reading is a complex interaction between the language and thought of the author and the language and thought of the reader. Chapter three presents an outline of a descriptive study of older readers' reading. Specifically, it reports on the subjects, the tasks they performed, and the instrument used to analyze their oral reading. Chapter four discusses the results of the study in depth. Chapter five offers suggestions and actual lessons for use by teachers in preparing a program for older readers, and chapter six outlines a reading program for older readers to follow on their own. Appendixes contain two stories for use by older readers, an interview form, a coding sheet and reader profile sheet for use with a reading miscue inventory, tables of data concerning patterns of grammatical relationships and of comprehension, and a story retelling format. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.