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ERIC Number: ED169478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Teaching Reading Comprehension: Theory and Practice.
Page, William D.; Pinnell, Gay Su
Based on the premise that comprehension must be the true and final goal of all instruction in reading, this book is designed to provoke teachers' reflections about their own ideas, reading, language, and experiences as teachers of reading comprehension and to help them base their teaching decisions on a knowledge of theory and research about how people learn to read. The first section, "Theory," is comprised of three chapters, of which the first two synthesize research on language use and on language and reading, and the third presents the theories behind conventional approaches to reading instruction. The second section, "Practice," contains four chapters, which deal with exploring language uses, developing purposes for reading, assessing reading for meaning, and planning for student learning. These chapters describe activities that are consistent with the application of language experience to the development of reading comprehension. In addition to suggesting teaching strategies, they provide guidelines for observational and data gathering activities that teachers can use in their classrooms. (GT)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades, Language Acquisition, Language Experience Approach, Language Research, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews, Observation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Habits, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Research, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 51906, $6.00 member, $6.75 non-member)
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.