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Miller, John W.; Hintzman, Charles A. – Reading Teacher, 1975
Describes a method for measuring syntactic complexity and applies it to 20 Newbery Award winning books. (RB)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Measurement Instruments
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Johnson, Dale D.; Pearson, P. David – Reading Teacher, 1975
Analyzes Skills Management Systems (SMS) as a means for establishing an accountability framework in reading instruction and concludes that at the present time there are too many unverified assumptions in such systems. (RB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Analytical Criticism, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction
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Baker, Irving; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1975
Describes an eight-week course at the University of Connecticut designed to introduce parents to the available literature for children. (RB)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, College Programs, Course Descriptions
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Winkeljohann, Rosemary – Reading Teacher, 1975
Reviews the literature available in the ERIC system describing the Anchor Test Study by the Office of Education. (RB)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Literature Reviews, Reading Research, Reading Tests
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Estes, Thomas H. – Reading Teacher, 1983
Reviews the work of Yale computer scientist Roger C. Schank in the area of reading instruction and offers five reasons why his model of computer reading should not be applied to the reading processes of children. (FL)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Processes, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers
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Wood, Karen D.; Mateja, John A. – Reading Teacher, 1983
Describes an anticipation guide, a graphic organizer, and a study guide used by secondary level teachers to teach reading comprehension. Explains how to adapt them for use with younger children. (FL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tompkins, Gail E.; Webeler, MaryBeth – Reading Teacher, 1983
Outlines a technqiue for using books with predictable content with young children and lists several such books. (FL)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
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Carr, Kathryn S. – Reading Teacher, 1983
Reviews recent research on the skill of drawing inferences in reading and concludes that inference drawing plays a major role in reading comprehension. Offers recommendations for teaching inference in the primary grades. (FL)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Literature Reviews, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension
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Shuck, Annette; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1983
Describes an inner-city parent involvement program based on research showing that when parents provide extra reading instruction at home their children's reading performance improves. Reports on an evaluation of the program that showed significant reading achievement gains for children enrolled in it. (FL)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Need, Elementary Education, Parent Participation
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Wetzel, Norman R.; And Others – Reading Teacher, 1983
Describes a program designed to encourage children to write and publish their own books. Explains how the program has improved the writing and storytelling abilities of the children involved. (FL)
Descriptors: Authors, Books, Elementary Education, Program Development
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Allington, Richard L. – Reading Teacher, 1983
Reviews the literature concerning oral reading fluency and offers six hypotheses about how beginning readers develop oral fluency and about strategies to help those who do not. (FL)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Primary Education, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction
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Cunningham, Pat – Reading Teacher, 1983
Reviews the Choose Your Own Adventure series designed by Bantam Books to engage children in reading and writing that is exciting and unusual. (FL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Integrated Activities, Motivation Techniques, Reading Instruction
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