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ERIC Number: ED072407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 56
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Teaching Reading Skills through the Newspaper. Reading Aids Series.
Cheyney, Arnold B.
Teachers may capitalize on the popularity and availability of the newspaper to increase the reading abilities of their elementary and secondary school students. Vocabulary, word attack, and comprehension skills can be learned through the newspaper from primary grades through high school. One major emphasis should be the development of students' analytical and critical reading skills. Because of the immense variety of subject matter to be found in the newspaper, each student may find something to hold his interest. A directed-reading lesson might focus on encouraging receptivity, guiding silent reading, guiding skill development, guiding silent and oral rereading, and various continuing activities. Other lessons might focus on using the newspaper to teach comprehension, to analyze propaganda, to develop vocabulary and word identification skills, or to develop appropriate reading rates. Considering reading as part of the total language process, the newspaper may also be used for listening, speaking, and writing activities. (An appendix contains a list of books and materials and a list of periodical articles dealing with the teaching of newspaper reading.) (DD)
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711 ($2.00 non-member, $1.75 member)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.