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ERIC Number: ED158230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Laughin' and Talkin' and Carryin' on: The (Highly) Verbal Remedial Reading Lab.
Driskell, Jeanette
To help students learn important reading skills and habits and become independent learners, remedial reading laboratories should begin at the level of the student's competence, provide ample practice in reading and language skills, and provide immediate feedback and evaluation. The University of Idaho Learning Resource Center supplements the remedial reading/writing course with laboratories that provide small groups of students with verbal practice in areas related to reading. The laboratories involve students in a variety of activities, including reading aloud lists of words and sentences that call attention to stress, pitch, and juncture; learning about the function of sentence parts through arranging nonsense words with clear function indicators, or long strings of English words, into sentences; role-playing brief dialogues; reading passages that demonstrate the importance of accurate punctuation; rephrasing active sentence constructions into passive constructions; learning about language history; working on vocabulary development; and learning methods of critical reading and television viewing. The success of the laboratories demonstrates that remedial reading supplements can be both enjoyable and significant. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (11th, Long Beach, California, March 16-19, 1978)