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ERIC Number: ED131431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching a Preschool Child to Read: A Psycholinguistic Approach.
Dunham, A. Jean Ashmun
In order to determine whether a child can learn to read more easily from a meaningful context, a six-year-old child was taught to read by a meaning-based approach in which lexical items were introduced in sentences and the semantic context of the material was suited to the child's level of development. This instructional approach also incorporated devices used for foreign language instruction, provided numerous and varied materials, and allowed the child to formulate her own rules. Results of the experiment showed that reading teachers should begin with contexts meaningful to the child; first materials should be short--single sentences and within a meaningful context; the child should be saturated with high quality, varied reading materials; the print of beginning materials should be large enough for easy reading; and feedback must be supplied continually for encouragement. Appendixes contain material related to the study. (JM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at El Paso