ERIC Number: ED078394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Becoming a Reader.
Causey, John P.; Pfau, Donald W.
Reflecting an orientation to reading, language development, and students, this guide was drawn together to help give focus and direction to the efforts that are occurring in schools where people are studying the environment in which a child becomes a reader. An overview of the guide centers around the belief that a child will become a reader if he experiences many successes in his encounters with life and language through (1) having numerous life-like experiences that are of personal interest, worth, and meaning; (2) expanding his experiences in some ways that are natural extensions of his curiosity and involvement in the activity; (3) discovering the structure and style of his own language that contributes to the purposefulness, effectiveness, expressiveness, and the beauty of what he says and writes as he communicates with others, and discovering the same things through exposure to the language of many others; (4) gaining an understanding of what others are saying and writing and relating in personal ways to what has been communicated; and (5) acting in appropriate ways upon the ideas that he generates as he interacts with the thoughts of others. (HOD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Enrichment, Language Experience Approach, Reading Instruction, Recreational Reading, Student Interests, Teaching Guides
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Elementary, Kindergarten, and Nursery Educators, Washington, DC.