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Pugh, A. K. – Reading, 1971
Descriptors: Failure, Library Services, Reading Difficulty, Reading Instruction
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Dixon, Barbara – Reading, 1984
Relates the belief that "shared reading" using big books will provide children with a meaningful introductin to reading. (DF)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Reading, Learning Readiness, Parent Role
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Hall, Nigel – Reading, 1984
Reviews 16 reading journals, including subscription information. (DF)
Descriptors: Professional Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Research
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Berry, John – Reading, 1976
Describes the functions and functioning of a school-based language resources unit which is used to store books and nonbook material, to act as a teaching device, and to serve as a curriculum generator. (JM)
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Arts
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Zimet, Sara G. – Reading, 1975
Indicates that elementary school students are influenced by the books they read. (RB)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Books, Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation
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Wray, David – Reading, 1980
Reports on a review of the resources available in the author's school--a large junior school in an industrial area in Cumbria--for the teaching and development of reading skills. Presents several recommendations for improving the provision and use of reading resources. (GT)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, Information Seeking, Information Sources
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Turner, Klara – Reading, 1978
Describes a method of beginning reading instruction that makes use of stories (such as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears") already known by children, and cites research studies that provide support for such a method. (GT)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Fairy Tales, Language Experience Approach, Primary Education
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Fitzgerald, M. J. – Reading, 1978
Shows that fairy tales and folk stories are found worldwide in children's fiction, transcending cultural boundaries; provides a bibliography of fairy tales and folk stories from Europe, Asia, and Africa, categorized according to the number of vocabulary words they use. (GT)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Cross Cultural Studies
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Waller, C. M. – Reading, 1978
Notes that the grading and development of reading texts could be improved through the pinpointing of some linguistic landmarks in language development, discusses the selection and testing of language landmarks, and describes a study that tested children's knowledge of structures involving the word "although." (GT)
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Research
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Abbott, Gerry – Reading, 1979
Presents sample passages from children's readers to show deficiencies in the coherence of such texts, particularly in the way they relate to accompanying illustrations. (GT)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Connected Discourse, Discourse Analysis, Educational Problems
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Reed, Beatrice Diana – Reading, 1990
Discusses teachers' intentions and practices, parental involvement in the teaching of reading, and the consequent view many children develop of reading as a low status activity. Suggests that teachers' reliance on commercially produced teaching packages for reading denies the intrinsic value of reading, which they claim to be so important. (MG)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Extracurricular Activities, Parent Participation, Primary Education
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Prince, Denis – Reading, 1986
Defines "junior reading books," shows that evaluation of such books is desirable, discusses four possible approaches that could be used in evaluating the books, and provides a detailed analysis of part of the "Wide Range Readers," books widely used in British schools. (FL)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Browne, Ann – Reading, 1986
Dispels teachers' notions that poetry is hard for the young child and suggests practical ways they can capitalize on most children's delight in language and extend that delight into the enjoyment of literature. (FL)
Descriptors: Child Language, Language Rhythm, Language Usage, Poetry
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Watkins, Barbara A. – Reading, 1971
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Performance Factors, Phonics
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Goodacre, Elizabeth – Reading, 1971
Descriptors: Inservice Education, Phonics, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading Difficulty
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