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ERIC Number: ED124894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 9
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The Language of the Middle Class Child and the Introduction of Words in Beginning Reading: Some Implications for the Classroom Teacher.
McCormick, Sandra
Although the middle class child may come to school with a fairly large and useful vocabulary, teachers must be concerned with the extension of that vocabulary beyond its present limits. While the language of the middle class child is probably not an important concern in the choice of reading methods or the selection of word lists, it does have relevance for the procedures to be used within a given method. Specific suggestions for classroom teachers of middle class children concerning the introduction of words in reading include extending children's oral language, utilizing peer conversations, arousing interests, developing a literature program, making use of context clues in literature, emphasizing the relationship of the spoken to the written word, implementing word lists, becoming aware of the language used in instruction, and teaching respect for the diversity of dialects in our culture. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (19th, New Orleans, May 1-4, 1974); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document