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ERIC Number: ED138953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 8
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Correlation between Dialect and Reading Achievement.
White, Hazel L.
Language development and dialect are measures of influences upon a student's ability to learn to read. It has been observed that students whose language differs from that used in schools and in the materials of instruction are often found in remedial reading classes. Their difficulty lies in attempting to learn to read a language which is different from the one they speak. The content teacher can help the student with special language problems to grasp the content of the subject matter, by several methods. These methods include three major areas: (1) a program based on the language experience approach, which attempts to bring reading and other communication skills together in the instructional programs; (2) a program based on directed reading activity, which carefully leads students towards comprehension goals; and (3) a program designed to provide opportunities for the student to hear and to respond to language patterns represented in books. (MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (66th, Chicago, November 25-27, 1976)