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ERIC Number: ED434307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-1
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Integrating Whole Language & Phonics: New Options in Teaching Reading.
Ediger, Marlow
Considering the debate in reading instruction between whole language and phonics, this paper suggests personalizing the teaching of reading using both methods of reading instruction. It gives two examples of how personalized units of reading instruction were used. The paper suggests giving pupils ample opportunities to choose and read a library book of personal choice. Suggesting the use of "Big Books" to be read and discussed together in the classroom, it lists 5 features that make for personalized reading with the Big Book approach. The paper lists 5 ways that the basal reading approach may become more personalized for pupils. Next, it mentions 5 things teachers need to consider when dealing with one-on-one instruction in the classroom. The paper concludes that pupils need to become good readers so that a wholesome self-concept may evolve and utilitarian needs are met through reading proficiently in school and in society. (SC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A