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ERIC Number: ED269724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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Issues in the Reading Curriculum.
Ediger, Marlow
A number of issues in the reading curriculum need studying, analyzing, and synthesizing. Among them is the emphasis on definite scope and sequence in phonics versus individualized reading. A second issue in the teaching of reading involves the use of precise, measurably stated objectives versus flexible, general goals. A related issue involves having a logically or psychologically developed reading curriculum. A third issue pertains to motivating students through extrinsic versus intrinsic means. This addresses the question of the conditions under which energy levels will be at their optimum for learning to read. Other issues to consider might include: (1) how much emphasis should be placed upon the use of structural analysis, context clues, syllabication, configuration clues, and picture clues by learners in identifying new words; (2) how much direct instruction should be given to develop depth in comprehension skills; and (3) how student purpose in reading might be encouraged without undue emphasis being placed upon the concept of analysis. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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