ERIC Number: ED161528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing Academic Talent in Early Childhood: Reading.
Karnes, Merle B.; And Others
This teaching guide suggests practical ideas for encouraging reading talent in preschool children. It is part of a series of similar guides developed by the RAPYHT Project (Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented) for educating young gifted/talented handicapped children and gifted children with no handicaps. The guide recommends the use of a language experience approach. A list of characteristics which indicate reading readiness in young children is followed by a description of general methods and procedures which can be used to stimulate reading abilities, encouraging a transition from understanding spoken language to understanding written language. A list of necessary classroom equipment for reading instruction is also included. The final, largest section specifies goal areas and describes the appropriate activities which will stimulate the talented child's interest and skill in reading. The goals include extending a child's listening/speaking vocabulary, demonstrating the relationship between spoken and written language, developing an appreciation for reading for pleasure, demonstrating the usefulness of reading for information, matching and identifying letters of the alphabet and words, developing an appreciation for the rhythm and sounds of language, practicing phonic skills, using contextual cues, increasing comprehension, and expressing ideas through print. (CM)
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Gifted, Handicapped Children, Instructional Materials, Language Experience Approach, Learning Activities, Preschool Education, Reading Development, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Talent Development, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publications Office, Institute for Child Behavior and Development, University of Illinois, 805 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Catalog No. 1403.005, $2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Inst. for Child Behavior and Development.