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ERIC Number: ED157013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 19
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Learning to Read. Focus 4.
Bishop, Arthur, Ed.
In view of the fact that 13% of the 9, 13, and 17-year-old students in the United States have been found to be functionally illiterate in a national study, this booklet was produced by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to review efforts that have been undertaken to strengthen students' command of reading skills. Among the topics discussed are the following: Right to Read programs, aimed at adults as well as children; compensatory programs and their effectiveness; the comparative values of various teaching techniques, such as independent seatwork and small group teaching in the second grade and teacher-pupil interaction in the fifth grade; how children learn to read, including reliance on phoneme-grapheme correspondence and the use of contextual clues, as well as shifting between these techniques; the basic skills movement, which in most states has resulted in the setting of a minimum standard of literacy competency for the awarding of a high school diploma; and the current situation in teaching for literacy in the United States. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.