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ERIC Number: ED170717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Meaning-Emphasis Methods in Teaching Reading.
Dilena, Mike
Teachers can encourage students to see reading as meaning-making in a number of ways. Context support methods begin by ensuring that the context is already familiar to students so that word recognition is made easier. Language experience approaches encourage children to learn to read by first reading what they have produced. Real books, as distinguished from those typed from the children's own language and those created to make reading easy by taking children through simple consonant-vowel-consonant words, can help beginning readers know that reading is for information and delight. Teachers can assist older readers by asking them to read aloud, skipping words they do not recognize; by having them read along silently while someone else reads aloud; or by having them read for a specific purpose. Useful techniques in helping students learn to read include uninterrupted silent reading, having older students read children's literature as a preparation for parenthood, helping students expect that written language will make sense, and using group prediction and group cloze procedures. (TJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Remedial Teachers of Queensland (Mount Coutha Teachers Centre, May 1977)