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ERIC Number: ED049891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 9
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Implications of a Theory of Reading.
Brown, Eric
This speech is based on a theory earlier proposed by the author that orthographic presentation of English is much like the abstract base of language which an individual uses in forming strategies for reading. Thus, his ability to read depends upon his facility with his language. An important implication for schools is that, given this theory, all children should be able to learn to read fairly quickly provided either that they have language facility equal to that of the materials they are asked to read or that the materials are made representative of the dialect they speak. It is suggested, then, that reading materials be written for individual children, perhaps with the aid of computers, and that oral reading, because it allows children to hear what they read, should have a prominent place in the early reading of children. References are included. (MS)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., Feb. 3-5, 1971