ERIC Number: ED251818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-8
Reference Count: 0
The Doctor Is In: Practical Answers to Perplexing Questions about Classroom Reading Instruction.
To address the gap perceived by classroom reading teachers between research findings and reading process theories and the realities of classroom reading instruction, this paper poses six questions/problems often asked by reading teachers, and answers them with information drawn from current research and theory. Topics covered in the questions concern (1) the use of ditto sheets, (2) basic skills instruction, (3) motivating children to read, (4) the use of children's literature in reading instruction, (5) content area reading, and (6) classroom time management. The paper concludes that reading teachers should become familiar with current research and theory, but should not hesitate to question suggestions made by researchers and theoreticians about reading instruction. (FL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Theory Practice Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (29th, Atlanta, GA, May 6-10, 1984).