ERIC Number: ED079691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Critical Reading Develops Early.
Lee, Dorris; And Others
This issue of the Reading Aids Series presents a discussion of the potential for critical reading among young children and how it can be developed. It offers suggestions for the maximum development of thinking skills and attitudes of inquiry and evaluation. Some of the topics discussed are: (1) the development of percepts, concepts, and common meanings, (2) the need to verbalize and interpret, (3) individual differences, and (4) helping children organize their throughts, draw conclusions, and make judgments. Parents and teachers are advised to encourage young children to be aware of their surroundings, to verbalize their interpretations of their surroundings, and to extend and process their concepts, ideas, and speech patterns. Adequate opportunities for creative oral and written expression, decision making, discovery, and creative experimentation should be provided. Several vignettes of young children's efforts to verbalize are analyzed and commented on. Seven references on children's thinking are cited. (This document previously announced as ED 020 866.) (NS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Creative Expression, Creative Thinking, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Decision Making Skills, Preschool Children, Verbal Communication
International Reading Assn., Six Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711 (Order No. 204, $2.00 non-member, $1.75 member)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Note: Reading Aids Series