ERIC Number: ED468081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Factors Making Expository Reading Difficult.
This paper discusses the difficulty students often face when many new words are simultaneously introduced in a text. It suggests teachers may address this difficulty in a number of ways, including the following: writing to a publisher to suggest improvements; providing lists of new words to students before reading selections; and focusing on context clues. In addition, a teacher should also ensure that the students work to sound out new words, focusing on phonics. The paper advises that textbooks should be chosen based on how words are introduced; it suggests that new words should be introduced gradually instead of simultaneously, and sentences should first be simple and eventually become more complicated as a textbook progresses. (PM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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