ERIC Number: ED478826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-17
Developing Pupil Background Information for Reading.
Students are often provided with background information before reading an assigned selection. This background information functions differently in the following reading variations: individualized reading; basal reading; big book approaches; programmed reading, the language experience approach; and predictable books. Students often pick subjects they are interested in, or know about, when choosing a book for individualized reading. Accompanying manuals provide basal readers with information, while teachers can discuss illustrations in big books. Programmed reading provides information in small increments as the reading progresses. The language experience approach contains no accompanying material, since it is geared towards beginning readers. Stories with predictable endings provide students with a feeling of success. (PM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A