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ERIC Number: ED356468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 13
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Including Language in Reading Instruction.
Siegel, Janna
Traditional reading methods have not focused on the language of students in the classroom as an important component of teaching reading. Language researchers have discovered that expressive oral language is an important component of reading instruction. There are several suggestions for the promotion of good language development that have been derived from the research of language, including: (1) take the child's attempts to initiate conversation seriously by listening with interest to what she or he has to say; and (2) in responding, make the child's meaning the point of departure for the adult's contribution. Research has also demonstrated the effectiveness of several classroom techniques: reducing teacher talk; a conversation/interaction form of instruction; and "responsive teaching." Teachers need to promote expressive language techniques to give the best reading instruction possible to their students. (A figure presenting a transcript from a responsive teaching session is included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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