ERIC Number: ED027157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Teaching Critical Reading at the Primary Level. Reading Aids Series.
Stauffer, Russell G.; Cramer, Ronald
Emphasis is placed on the need for and techniques in the development of critical reading at the primary level. The following steps for teaching reading as thinking and as acquiring ideas are presented: (1) developing purposes for reading, (2) developing habits of reasoning, and (3) developing habits of testing predictions. Underlying principles include (1) means of identifying purposes for reading, (2) adjustment of reading rate to the nature and difficulty of materials being read, (3) reading observation, (4) comprehension development, and (5) training in the fundamental skills of discussion, further reading, and additional study writing. The aims of directed reading-thinking activities are to teach children the skills of extracting information of predictive value from a given context and to provide, through the group medium, thinking reader behavior that will be useful to pupils doing undirected reading. Illustrations of directed reading activities at grades 1 and 3 are presented. References are included after individual articles. (JB)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Directed Reading Activity, Group Dynamics, Group Instruction, Group Reading, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Interpretive Reading, Oral Interpretation, Oral Reading, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Ave., Newark, Delaware 19711 ($1.75 to members, $2.00 to nonmembers)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.