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ERIC Number: ED435088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-17
Pages: 15
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Goals of Reading Instruction.
Ediger, Marlow
The reading teacher needs to choose students' reading goals carefully. This paper considers some of these possible goals, and states that, in the reading curriculum, the teacher needs to guide pupils to move upward on the cognitive level of objectives. The paper also states that pupils need to achieve well in the affective dimension of objectives, which involve the feeling and emotional aspects of learning. It suggests 10 ways that the teacher can help pupils develop positive attitudes toward the reading curriculum, including: having pupils listen to stories read by the teacher and discuss the subject matter; having a pupil select a library book to read for enjoyment; and allowing pupils in a committee to dramatize content read from a reading selection. The paper also discusses Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and how it can be used in reading instruction. Finally, the paper discusses various philosophies of education which can be tied to reading instruction, including idealism, realism, experimentalism, existentialism, perennialism, and the "Big Book" philosophy. The paper concludes that pupils need to experience a match between their own preferences and learning styles with a specific plan of reading instruction. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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