ERIC Number: ED432006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-19
The Principal and the Reading Curriculum.
The principal is the educational leader of the school and he or she needs to guide teachers in using quality learning opportunities for pupils to achieve objectives. The reading curriculum cuts across all curriculum areas and needs updating continuously to assist pupils to achieve as well as possible. In supervising reading instruction, there are five main approaches considered: (1) the use of phonics; (2) the use of context clues; (3) word recognition clues using syllabication skills; (4) word recognition skill using picture clues; and (5) word recognition skill using configuration clues. It should not be either/or such as in the phonics versus whole language debate, but rather a consideration of what the child needs individually. Comprehension is also needed for pupils to become good readers. Students need skills in reading to solve problems, to learn critical reading, to learn creative reading, to select vital facts, and to comprehend directions. (SC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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