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ERIC Number: ED131421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 12
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Defining the Good Reading Teacher.
Kupersmith, Judy; And Others
In the quest for a definition of the good reading teacher, a review of the literature shows that new or copious materials, one specific teaching method, and static teaching behaviors are not responsible for effective teaching. However, observations of five reading teachers, with good references and good reputations but with widely divergent philosophies and personalities, show that conscientious, sensitive, and effective teaching may be accomplished by a variety of methods. A good reading teacher is creative and empathetic, preserves children's natural curiosity, provides a good variety of literary and artistic resource material, is skilled in word-attack techniques and evaluation processes, gives positive reinforcement generously, organizes time and materials to allow greater individual freedom, and tends to be concise and consistent. In short, it takes teachers with considerable integrity, ingenuity, and flexibility to achieve good results in teaching children to read. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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