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Gerhard, Christian – 1981
Arguing that the arts can contribute to the understanding of relationships basic to reading comprehension by providing opportunities for students to deal with abstractions and to form perceptual images related to those abstractions, this paper also contends that the arts can provide a means for transfer of basic concepts by taking seemingly…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
Hanson, Earl – 1981
This paper reviews some of the physiological characteristics of the reading act, including the structure of the eye and the limits and focusing area of eye fixations. It then outlines a four-part method for increasing reading rates of reading both easy and study-type materials, a method that can be used over 20 one-hour sessions with students who…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Eye Fixations, Eyes, Physiology
Savitz, Fred – 1997
This paper is composed of three sections: "A Brief History"; "A Litany of Transgressions"; and "A Quest for Egalitarianism: Strategies and Techniques for Fairness in Inclusive Classrooms." In the first section, projects and resources are mentioned as data that chronicle the legacy of gender inequity. The second section provides a list of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Paul, Peter V. – 1990
This paper discusses the use of American Sign Language (ASL) in an English-as-a-Second-Language approach to teaching reading and writing skills to deaf students. The paper poses and answers the following theoretical and practical questions: (1) What is the nature of first language reading? (2) What is the nature of second language reading? (3)…
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Bilingual Education, Deafness, Elementary Secondary Education
Richards, Regina G. – 1984
The significance of research on hemispheric differences for working with the learning disabled child is considered. Several methods for assessing a student's hemispheric preference are reviewed. It is suggested that the curriculum include teaching strategies that address both left and right brain functioning. Techniques for involving both…
Descriptors: Cerebral Dominance, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods
Mruk, Christopher J. – 1984
This handbook of research findings and practical suggestions is written for teachers, educators, and psychologists who are concerned about computer literacy for adults. Based on a federally funded research project, the handbook focuses on the computer needs of non-traditional adult learners over 25 years of age. The first section examines…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Students, Computer Literacy, Educational Policy
Laney, James D. – 1983
Use of metacognitive strategies, creative problem solving, and creative thinking techniques in intermediate grade writing instruction can promote students' thinking and creativity. Metacognitive strategies can help students attack the writing task in an orderly fashion. Answering specific questions for descriptive, expository, narrative, or…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Intermediate Grades, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies
Stahl, Steven A. – 1983
An extensive literature review led to the formation of a framework for vocabulary instruction that can be used to analyze the relationship between knowledge of word meanings and comprehension and to suggest more effective means of vocabulary instruction. The framework posits two types of information students hold about words--definitional and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Language Skills, Learning Theories, Models
Rosen, Carl L. – 1981
The orthodox view of reading as the accumulation of isolated skills continues to dominate classroom practice. Under this framework, prescriptions for problem readers usually involve intensified drills in the same basic skills to which the students failed to respond in the first place. Prevention entails the early and often precipitous examination…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Teaching, Discourse Analysis, Educational Theories, Elementary Education
Ruddell, Robert B. – 1978
The literature of reading theory and research suggests a number of key factors involved in the comprehension process. In simplest terms, comprehension is the process by which an individual actively generates meaning from some linguistic input. Five factors of reading comprehension have been identified through research: vocabulary knowledge, the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Comprehension, Concept Formation, Educational Theories
Turner, Thomas N.; Alexander, J. Estill – 1980
The research on the effect of attitudes on reading is reviewed in this paper to support the position that the affective part of learning is as important to learning to read well as are the cognitive skills. Suggestions for improving reading attitudes are given. Activities are suggested for five forms of creative reading: (1) model imitations, in…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Critical Reading, Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education
Zimecki, Michael W. – 1979
It is possible to reconcile two supposedly warring viewpoints toward composition pedagogy: that writers know what they want to say before they begin writing (a viewpoint that stresses the communicative function of writing), and that writers discover what they have to say in the act of saying it (a viewpoint that focuses on the heuristic value of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Literature Appreciation, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Tafoya, Terry – 1979
Stories from oral tradition such as legends, myths, and fairy tales may more fully describe reality than any newscast for young children. As Bruno Bettelheim points out, stories meet the psychological need of all human children. The Yakima Indian legend "When Mosquitos Ate People" can be used in a flannel board story telling setting with young…
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, American Indians, Child Psychology, Childrens Literature
Hyman, Ronald T. – 1980
Suggestions are presented in this paper to help teachers improve their questioning about students' reading as one way to improve the teaching and learning of reading. The paper first outlines three areas in the teaching of reading--the symbol, comprehension, and pleasure areas--and notes that teacher questions should aim at development in all…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Appreciation
Sakiey, Elizabeth – 1980
Nine strategies, supported by research, are recommended to develop a differentiated, effected reading program for gifted students. They are: (1) instruction in basic word attack skills should be kept to a minimum; (2) basal content may be too bland so more challenging materials should be available to young children who are labeled gifted; (3)…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Critical Reading, Educational Needs, Elementary Education
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