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ERIC Number: ED030657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 5
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Reading Development in the High School English Class: A Rationale and Some New Sources.
Cooper, Charles R.
California English Journal, v5 n1 p53-6 Jan 1969
English teachers must teach the reading skills which high school students need to handle informational reading matter and the more thoughtful magazines on the market, as well as the materials every adult encounters on the job or in pursuing a hobby. They must concern themselves with teaching students to read nonfiction prose for the following reasons: (1) Students with high I.Q.'s and reading scores may still be reading below their capabilities. (2) The materials that students must read in school become increasingly complex in syntax and over-all organization. (3) The concepts that students must master become more abstract and complex. (4) Reading skills must be taught because students will not acquire them automatically. (5) Much prose nonfiction is not well-written and, thus, students need adequate reading skills to get through it. (6) Teachers of other subject matter are not teaching these reading skills. Several excellent books are available for the teacher or administrator interested in improving reading instruction. (LH)
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