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ERIC Number: ED045300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-23
Pages: 16
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Linguistics and the Teaching of Reading.
Lamb, Pose
The influence of linguistic research on the development of materials, procedures, and approaches to reading instruction is discussed. The words "reading" and "linguistics" are defined. The difference between the terms "linguistics" and "phonics" is clarified by showing that the goal of instruction--to break the code--is the same but the methods used are not. Criticisms are made of work typical of many phonics programs which do not use linguistically-based teaching-learning procedures. Teachers are encouraged to be keenly aware of their own operational definitions of reading and how instructional materials relate to their definition. Other aspects of linguistic influence mentioned are (1) the use of more natural language styles, (2) the use of illustrations to support the text, (3) relating oral language to print, and (4) the use of more involved sentence patterns to match the child's acquired language. References are included. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Language Arts and Reading Conference, Ball State Univ., June 23, 1970