ERIC Number: ED023560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Development of Lifetime Reading Habits.
Iverson, William J.; And Others
This bulletin describes the nature and development of reading habits at elementary , secondary, college, and adult levels and offers suggestions for improvement. An appreciation of literary forms, taught in precise vocabulary, should be included in elementary instruction. The teaching of reading skills should be continued and developed in intermediate grades. Content area teachers in the secondary schools can most effectively teach such reading skills as vocabulary, rate adjustment, skimming, browsing, and the"skills of involvement." Critical and creative reading should be developed as separate functions at the secondary level. The reading habits of college students can be improved through the development of critical reading, reading flexibility, and context vocabulary. There is a trend toward lessening interest in reading through adulthood. Catalogs of children's books are listed. Sample topi"s of interest to a group of fourth graders are accompanied by suggested titles and a bibliography of children's books. Two appendixes of ideas, appropriate for primary and intermediate grade students, for developing lifetime reading habits are verbatim reports by elementary teachers. (CM)
Descriptors: Adults, College Students, Content Area Reading, Creative Reading, Critical Reading, Elementary Education, Literary Genres, Reading Habits, Reading Improvement, Reading Interests, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Ave., Newark, Delaware 19711 ($2.25 to members, $2.50 to nonmembers).
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.