ERIC Number: ED264528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reading Development and Cohesion.
Chapman, L. John
The purpose of this book is to show how teaching reading involves all teachers. The book first explains how decades of change in Britain have affected school organization, knowledge, teacher education, and the concept of reading. Chapter 2 examines an expanded concept of reading, while chapter 3 explores language development and reading, including factors concerning language ability that are implicit, not taught. Chapter 4 describes how linguistic mechanisms appear to work and the main elements of the reference system of cohesive ties, chapter 5 discusses the cohesive effects of substitution and ellipsis, and chapter 6 shows how conjunctions function in a different way from previously discussed types of cohesion. Chapter 7 examines the concept of lexical cohesion and its two forms, reiteration and collocation, and chapter 8 discusses the history of research and application involving the cloze procedure. The final chapter extends and synthesizes the main ideas from the preceding chapters into statements for teachers about reading. Tables of findings and illustrations are included. Appendixes contain material on sentence links, an example from experimental materials on pronouns, and a summary table of conjunctive relations. (EL)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Cohesion (Written Composition), Conjunctions, Content Area Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Linguistics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Teaching Methods
Heinemann Educational Books Inc., 70 Court St., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ($9.00, paper).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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