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ERIC Number: ED025376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 17
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Selected Objectives for the First Course in Reading.
Powell, William R.
The outcome of a first course in reading is proportionate to the quality of the course objectives and rationale. Since a first course in reading should achieve all its objectives in observable performance, the behaviorists' identification of goals with outcomes should guide the statement of objectives. Gaps between outcomes and objectives may be inevitable, but they can be partially bridged by an effective statement of rationale for the course. A rationale provides a point of view, a basic purpose for the course. Effective instruction depends on the quality of differential instruction which a teacher bases on data gathering, diagnosis, and decision making. The selection of objectives should be made from high frequency performance tasks having a good deal of intergrade level commonality. A first course in reading should emphasize the development of confidence toward the teaching of reading and a knowledge of the basic speech sounds and of the framework for phonetic and structural analysis. (WL)
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Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.