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ERIC Number: ED219718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
A Recipe for Motivating Successful Readers.
Chant, Sally A.; And Others
A child progresses from listening to speaking, to developing vocabulary and word recognition skills, to reading the printed page. After a child develops language, vocabulary enrichment should be provided in a functional, meaningful, and real manner. Putting words in syntactical structure, hanging them around the room as labels, or mounting them on cardboard assist children in beginning creative word usage. Comprehension in beginning reading comes through understanding that the printed symbols stand for words that are used in everyday speech. Exposure to sight words and to a wide variety of children's literature provides the word recognition necessary for comprehension. The conceptual development necessary for successful reading can be encouraged by introducing the child to the sequencing of events and the physical properties of the world and to literature. Parental involvement can provide this stimulus, but the most important element is time, the time a parent or teacher takes to read to young children and to listen to their responses. (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A