ERIC Number: ED365937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reading and the Rural School Pupil.
The rural school teacher needs to be certain that pupils are attaining the skills needed in reading to be successful in the world of work or postsecondary education. A major source of problems for rural pupils is that many lack background information in order to attach meaning to what is being read. Adequate attention must be given to pupils developing necessary skills in meaningful reading of abstract words. To attain usable background information, teachers may use clear pictures that relate to what rural pupils will be reading, followed by a discussion of the illustrations so that the pupils will attach meaning to the content being read. If pupils secure the necessary background information prior to reading subject matter, they will become increasingly proficient in word recognition and identification. From the completed reading activity, the rural school pupil must be able to make use of content acquired. The result of separating facts from opinions, reality from fantasy, and accurate from the inaccurate is critical thinking. Being good readers assists rural school pupils to achieve objectives that are vital for their long-term goals. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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