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ERIC Number: ED401528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 12
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Sequence in Reading Instruction.
Ediger, Marlow
The numerous approaches in the teaching of reading can be summarized by discussing logical versus psychological approaches in teaching reading. The teacher is the dominant person in stressing a logical reading curriculum for pupils. The sequence comes from outside of the pupil but is arranged by the professional reading teacher to provide optimal benefit to learners. Distar, programmed reading, outcome based education, and programmed learning are examples of logical reading curricula. Toward the other end of the continuum is a psychological approach, where the pupil needs to be strongly involved in determining objectives, learning activities, and evaluation techniques. Individualized reading and the experience chart approach are examples of the psychological approach. The following guidelines for an optimal reading program are recommended: (1) each pupil begins at a point where he/she is ready to achieve as optimally as possible; (2) the learner experiences continual progress successfully in reading; (3) the four vocabularies--listening, speaking, reading, and writing--are integrated in a quality reading program; (4) major emphasis is placed on reading literature, not analyzing words into components; (5) multimedia approaches are used to motivate pupils so that an inward desire in learning to read is inherent; and (6) learning to read as a lifetime endeavor is stressed. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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