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ERIC Number: ED412508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Principles of Learning and the Teaching of Reading.
Ediger, Marlow
Pupils need to experience a quality literature and reading program. By following tenets concerning the principles of learning developed by educational psychology, teachers can provide more adequately for students' individual differences such as the fast, average, and slower readers in the classroom setting. Teachers need to study each pupil and attempt to ascertain which reading program will guide learners to achieve optimally. Pupils individually have a starting point which indicates their present level of reading achievement. This is the place where reading and literature instruction need to begin. With good sequence, continual optimal progress is an ideal for pupils to attain in ongoing reading lessons and units of study. Reading instruction needs to be challenging and demanding, but not to the point of learners not being able to meet goals. Nor should the literature and reading program be at a too easy level of instruction whereby motivation to learn decreases. A combination of instructional programs in reading may be used so that a varied approach results in which pupil interests are fostered. Reading teachers need to analyze each pupil's style and make necessary provisions. The goal of all reading instruction is to have pupils become proficient readers. Reading needs to be enjoyable so that an inward desire to read is an end result. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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