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ERIC Number: ED044238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 16
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Classroom Practices in Teaching Reading.
Berg, Paul C.
Individualizing instruction is not in itself the answer to the problem of teaching all children to read. With the development of many new materials and devices, problems relative to meeting the needs of each child may be compounded. There is danger that the child may become isolated from what should be a community of learners. Reading as a social process is developed through social context. This includes a need for relevancy. Instead of enclosing learning within the four walls of the classroom, the outside world--the child's real world--can be brought in through the use of newspapers, film-making, research, current magazines, and other activities and materials. Whether a language-experience approach or a basal reader approach is used, reading materials can be selected which have meaning for the student. For learning to take place most effectively, it is necessary that the teacher and student together organize and structure a student-centered environment. Two important qualities of the teacher who can encourage this type of structure are (1) creativity and (2) the ability to develop a questioning attitude in her students which will lead to their making decisions and choice. References are included. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970