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ERIC Number: ED407657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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The Paideia Reading Curriculum. (Developing a Love for Reading.)
Ediger, Marlow
A major objective of the Paideia reading program is to develop within pupils a love for reading. Individual differences in reading achievement are provided for by having the teacher read the selection orally together with pupils so all have similar background experiences for discussion. If pupils can read the content by themselves and understand what has been read, they should be encouraged to do so. The literature read contains vital issues in classical content; content which has stood the test of time and arouses the interests of pupils. The Socratic method of teaching helps pupils to retain interest in the reading curriculum. With adequate background information, all pupils basically can read the selection individually, after it has been discussed. Teacher recommendations for a quality Paideia reading curriculum include: have students read simplified versions of the classics; diagnose what pupils do not understand from having read classical content; have high expectations for pupils in reading classical content; join a Great Books Club; and set personal goals for growth in the Paideia reading program. (Contains 7 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A