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ERIC Number: ED055741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 215
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Reading--Which Approach?
Southgate, Vera; Roberts, Geoffrey R.
The purpose of this book is to help teachers to select reading materials and equipment for classroom use. Part 1 explains the objectives and defines the terminology to be used. Part 2, Criteria for Assessing Reading Approaches, places before the reader many of the factors which influence children's reading progress. The factors include the reading task itself, the learner, the teacher, and the learning situation. The two most important factors are considered to be the teacher's own basic beliefs about reading and the needs of the children at each stage of learning to read. An appraisal of reading approaches based on these factors was outlined in Part 2. In Part 3, nine current approaches to reading are examined and divided into three main divisions of look-and-say, phonic, and use of other media, including the Initial Teaching Alphabet, Words in Colour, and Colour Story Reading. The authors concluded that no one approach to reading can be considered as the ideal choice in every situation, but that the teacher who has considered the criteria of selection and made the necessary decisions as suggested should succeed in selecting the most appropriate approach for her use. A bibliography and tables of The Vocabulary of Five Look-and-Say Reading Schemes are included. (AW)
University of London Press Ltd., St. Paul's House, Warwick Lane, London EC4, England (23 shillings)
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