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ERIC Number: ED373320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 23
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Literacy Discussed: Special or Individual? Literacy Interests or Literacy Needs?
Partridge, Susan
Literacy is both special and individual, and literacy programs should provide for both needs and interests of all students. Some students learn to read through phonological skills. Some are influenced greatly by their parents and their interest in literature. Of the 30 people interviewed in a random survey of students and personnel in a university setting, 21 credited their parents with introducing them to the joys and pleasures of reading. As children move from the primary grades to the middle grades and beyond, they are confronted with more and more content material and this presents a difficulty for some. Five articles selected by M. P. Monson and R. J. Monson in the April 1994 issue of "The Reading Teacher" provide focused portraits in content areas. The articles raise the possibility of using physical objects, graphics, semantic maps, continuums, timelines, Venn diagrams, H-maps, story maps, and/or flowcharts to help students learn. Computers are also a means of learning but then some ask, is it best for a family to get so much of what software developers call "edutainment" (a combination of entertainment and education) at home rather than outside it. Most children and older students are gregarious and enjoy working with each other and their instructors. Literacy is reaching far and wide, in the homes, the schools, business, even prisons. Even adults need to learn. (Includes four figures; contains 10 references.) (TB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Educational Issues; Reading Motivation