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ERIC Number: ED032302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Pages: 4
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Free Reading Is a Simple Idea, But It Works!
Fleitz, Jeanette; Harman, Ronald
Arizona English Bulletin, v11 n3 p6-8 Apr 1969
Class time devoted to individual reading is a simple, effective means of improving reading motivation in junior high schools. In order to guide students to books that they will enjoy, the teacher needs to know (1) the students' reading habits, abilities, and interests, and (2) the library facilities available. A good paperback library can be assembled with the cooperation of news agencies, book clubs, students, and second-hand stores. Booklists prepared for junior high students (e.g., "Hooked on Books: Program and Proof" by Daniel N. Fader and Elton B. McNeil) are helpful. Such a free reading program offers many learning possibilities, such as writing critiques and keeping vocabulary lists of unfamiliar words. Its main purpose, however, is to make reading self-motivated. (JM)
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