ERIC Number: ED048246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
Initial Reading: Points of View, Vol. 5.
Rudorf, E. Hugh, Ed.; Jones, Virginia W., Ed.
In this document, points of view are presented by a group of educators and academicians whose common purpose was to explore the area of beginning reading. Articles deal with (1) definitions of reading and problems with the use of associated terminology, (2) various theoretical considerations of the processes of learning which apply to beginning reading, (3) linguistic contributions to reading instructional programs, (4) using the graphoneme (closed syllable) concept in teaching independent decoding of reading vocabulary, (5) current research and opinion on the nature and utility of the syllable, (6) a reexamination of the Initial Teaching Alphabet (i.t.a.) system, (7) reading comprehension and the development of thinking skills, (8) mechanical teaching devices as the neglected dimension in reading instruction, (9) the weaknesses and strengths of the individualized reading approach, (10) writing language experience stories in "verse form," and (11) recommendations for training teachers of reading. Contributors are E. Hugh Rudorf, Virginia W. Jones, Patrick Groff, David Davis, John Ebbs, and Evelyn Wiggins. An appendix about the graphoneme concept and bibliographies on related research projects are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Graphemes, Individualized Reading, Initial Teaching Alphabet, Language Arts, Language Experience Approach, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Linguistics, Phonemes, Phonetics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Syllables, Teacher Education, Teaching Machines
Nebraska Curriculum Development Center, Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 ($2.00). Make checks payable to Univ. of Nebraska
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Tri-University Project in Elementary Education.