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ERIC Number: ED357327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 18
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Integrating Predictable Book Techniques with Basal Reader Instruction.
McCoy, Linda Jones
Noting that teachers have expressed a need for more information on how they can incorporate whole language into their classrooms, this paper describes ways of combining whole language techniques in a program that continues to use the basal reader. The paper first offers a brief view of the basic steps often used to incorporate predictable books into a basal program and then describes a year-long project in which a college reading methods instructor volunteered to teach (using predictable books and basals) on a daily basis with a group of 15 first graders. Sample lessons (emphasizing fluent reading, writing, and other language skills) written by graduate students of the college reading methods teacher are presented next, and these are followed by two learning sequences--one to use when the basal reader is the major method of instruction and the other to use when the basal is used as a supplemental book. It is concluded that observational data in the classroom supports the combination of predictable books and the basal reader approaches to reading instruction. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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