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ERIC Number: ED074467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 429
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Reading Improvement in the Secondary School.
Dechant, Emerald
This book, a comprehensive statement about the reading problems of adolescent students, relates the principles of learning and learning theory to the teaching of reading. Using a linguistic orientation, the author guides the teacher through the procedure for developing word recognition skills, comprehension skills, content-area reading skills, and rate skills. The twelve chapters include: "The Nature of the Reading Process"; "The Secondary Learner" (two chapters are devoted to this topic); "Characteristics of Good High School Reading Programs"; "Teaching Word-Recognition Skills: The Decoding Process"; "Developing a Meaningful Vocabulary"; "Advancing the Student's Comprehension Skills"; "Teaching Content-Area Reading"; "Teaching Rate of Comprehension"; "Corrective and Remedial Reading in the Secondary School"; and "Materials for the Teaching of Reading." An appendix of multiple spellings of certain consonant sounds is included. (Author/WR)
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 07632 ($10.95)
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