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ERIC Number: ED468659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 9
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Practice in the Reading Curriculum.
Ediger, Marlow
This paper outlines ways other than drills that students can practice reading methods. Flash cards, software programs, essay projects, and synonym hunts are examples of enjoyable ways for students to practice. In a more formal method of introducing words, a teacher writes words on the board and discusses them before assigning a story with the new words. Students then write a poem, story, or crossword puzzle with the new words as a follow-up activity. The paper also suggests the following as acceptable classroom conditions for learning: respect between students; help from teachers when needed; a reasonable classroom noise level; feedback from teachers; and application of new words. Likewise, the paper suggests the following principles should be emphasized in teaching reading: students should be attentive to new words; reading needs to be conveyed as enjoyable; students should receive help from parents; students should feel comfortable in their learning environment; and students, especially in primary grades, need to be in small classes. It also lists helpful individualized reading approaches such as Silent Reading, Book Buddies, library time, and book reports. (PM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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