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ERIC Number: ED189584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Ten Most Important Teaching Skills in Teaching Reading.
Jackson, James E.; Sui-Runyan, Yvonne Steinruck
A list of 28 general teaching skills was given to 74 elementary teachers, who were asked to select what they considered the ten most important skills for teaching elementary reading. Based on the frequency of responses, tbe most important teaching skills, in rank order, were the following: (1) using informal observations of student work for diagnosis; (2) motivating children to read; (3) creating an enthusiastic climate for reading; (4) building/expanding student language background; (5) asking questions at the literal, inferential, evaluation, and application levels; (6) building/expanding students' experiential backgrounds; (7) giving clear directions; (8) organizing the class for reading instruction; (9) individualizing reading instruction; and (10) showing students their reading strengths and weaknesses. When the 28 teaching skills were divided into four categories that were then rank ordered, it was determined that teachers considered skills for motivating students to be most important, followed by skills in evaluation, instructional practices, and material use. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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