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ERIC Number: ED459426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Assessing the Student Teacher as a Reading Teacher.
Ediger, Marlow
Student teachers need to have high quality cooperating teachers as mentors for the development of the best reading teachers possible. The mentor needs to assist the student teacher to achieve diverse attitudes in the teaching of reading. First, the student teacher should be a consumer of reading materials with an appetite for reading. Second, the student teacher should engage in good oral reading activities with pupils. Third, the student teacher and pupils raise questions which stimulate learners to engage in critical thought. Fourth, the student teacher challenges pupils to be creative pertaining to ideas acquired from reading. Fifth, the student teacher should help pupils make use of and apply what has been learned. Sixth, pupils are guided by the student teacher to assess the worth of ideas read. Seventh, the student teacher needs to assist pupils to develop intrinsic feelings of motivation toward reading. Eighth, selected pupils, not motivated intrinsically, may need to experience extrinsic motivation activities in reading. Ninth, the student teacher needs to provide assistance to pupils in word recognition as needed. Tenth, meaningful reading experiences should be in the offing for pupils. Each of these criteria for student teachers to follow may be listed on a rating scale. Student teachers can do much to guide learners to recognize unknown words, especially through the use of phonics. And principles of learning from educational psychology might well provide student teachers with excellent guidelines in reading instruction. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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