ERIC Number: ED097620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Reading Is Every Teacher's Business.
Plattor, Emma E.
The key role of reading as a receptive skill in the communication process has long been recognized. Reading instruction must be a planned, sequential, continuous process from kindergarten through grade 12. Reading is a complex task which requires the ability to perceive visually and auditorally, to think abstractly and critically, and to apply what is thought about to one's behavior. Readers must be taught independence, and specific abilities must be developed in the content areas. A comprehensive reading program requires an eclectic approach and an abundance of reading materials. Reading has been and must continue to be an essential element in an instructional program which produces critical thinkers who can communicate effectively and efficiently in the oral and written symbols of their language. It is every teacher's business to meet that goal. (TO)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Content Area Reading, Critical Reading, Developmental Reading, Elementary Education, Reading Ability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Keynote address presented at the Professional Development Reading Seminar (Swan River, Manitoba, March 26, 1969)