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ERIC Number: ED027140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 10
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The Causes and Correction of Verbalism in Reading.
Cooper, J. Louis
Experience background deficiencies and a combination of several factors contributing to inattention in reading can cause children to be verbalizers. The causes of and some corrections for these two problems are discussed. Since reading is essentially a process of reconstructing one's experiences back to the printed symbols, background deficiencies seriously hamper the reading of middle- and upper-grade students whose reading material has not been purposely selected to represent a familiar environment. As a corrective approach, teachers should identify and clarify unfamiliar concepts. Secondly, a major inattention factor is prolonged exposure to material that is too difficult. This problem can be corrected by providing appropriate reading matter. Another inattention factor is lack of reading purpose. This can be remedied by keeping motive questions before the child and by teaching him to set his own purposes. Poor listening skills also hamper reading, but practice in listening will improve the student's reading ability. Finally, lack of interest is a serious inattention factor. The teacher must be careful to teach reading interest as well as reading skill. References are listed. (BS)
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Note: Paper presented at College Reading Association conference, Knoxville, Tenn., April 4-6, 1968.