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ERIC Number: ED030549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-1
Pages: 16
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Reading as Language.
Jan-Tausch, Evelyn
Reading is viewed as an integral part of the total language and thinking development of the individual and as an important skill employed for the acquisition of knowledge and self-growth. The teacher is seen as one who clears the lines of communication between pupil and author by carefully assessing the pupil's capacity and the level of the material to be read. Evaluation of the reader's level of thinking, his perceptual handicaps or strengths, the richness of his experiential background, and his language competence are emphasized. An ungraded, continuous progress program is briefly discussed, emphasizing the idea that reading is language and that whatever develops the language facility improves reading. Some goals and methods of the study of language--hence reading--are listed and discussed. Teaching a pupil to comprehend is not seen to rest solely with the reading teacher but rather with all teachers. Separation of reading instruction from the rest of the curriculum and failure to comprehend its nature as a language skill are seen as detrimental to the development of language abilities. References are included. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 1, 1969