ERIC Number: ED184362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Teaching Basic Reading Comprehension Skills.
Greenewald, M. Jane
Because of the positive correlation between vocabulary size and reading fluency in a second language, every effort should be made to increase students' recognition vocabulary. Vocabulary-building techniques include: (1) phonic and morphological analysis of words, (2) cognate recognition, (3) contextual analysis, (4) matching sentence halves and constructing sentences from an unordered string of component words, and (5) developing paragraph comprehension by having students omit extraneous words and sentences. In building students' vocabulary emphasis should be placed on reinforcing newly learned words by using them in a variety of contexts, such as dialogues and classroom games. At every step in the development of reading comprehension, texts should be chosen that can be read with relative ease on the basis of vocabulary previously acquired. (JB)
Descriptors: Memorization, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Word Recognition
Not available separately; See FL 011 156.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Minneapolis, MN, April 19-21, 1979).