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ERIC Number: ED082140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 15
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Teaching Adults to Read.
Manzo, Anthony V.
This paper outlines a program designed to teach adults to read better. Manzo discriminates between illiterate and semi-literate. The reading program is intended for semi-literate, often culturally different, economically depressed, program enrolled Adult Basic Education (ABE) students. Four teaching strategies are propsed to add an instructional component to mere reading practice in basal type materials. First, the ABE student should frequently be required to articulate reasons for both his correct and his incorrect responses made while working in auto-instructional adult basal materials. Second, the ABE student should regularly experience a full fledged Directed Reading Lesson, complete with readiness activity, purpose setting, and post-reading skills instruction. Third, the ABE should be taught how to establish his own purposes for reading, and, finally, he must learn to accurately recall information without the aid of the teacher. Causes of illiteracy and the effect of illiteracy on adaptive behaviors are discussed. Ideally, an ABE reading program should have a humanistic component, designed to give counsel to adults with attitudinal problems. (LL)
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference (New Orleans, December 1972)