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ERIC Number: ED063078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 8
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A Modest Proposal--1972 Edition.
Roberts, Dodd E.
A course in teaching reading designed for prospective English teachers is described. The first activity of the course is a study of statistics concerning reading achievement on local, state, and national levels. Students in the course are urged to visit their own high schools or local schools as individual projects for studying reading achievement and reading programs. Based on their research students discuss rationales for reading programs, and, ultimately, the nature of the reading process. Implications of these discussions for English teachers in the classroom are presented. Specific reading skills such as word perception, literal comprehension, and inferential comprehension are discussed. Evaluation and diagnosis of reading ability and material selection for teaching reading are studied in individual projects. Preparation of lessons enable students to see how content and process can be integrated in the classroom. Other topics of discussion include reading flexibility, materials, machines, readability, testing, retardation and remediation, and organization for instruction. The course was taught using a contract system which enabled students to determine at the beginning what grade they would work for and what projects they would complete. (References are included.) (AL)
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Note: Paper presented at meeting of International Reading Association (17th, Detroit, Michigan, Ma 10-13, 1972)