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Anderson, Betty – Reading Psychology, 1983
Looks at computer uses appropriate for the elementary reading classroom, considers techniques for evaluating computer materials, and suggests references and resources for additional information. (FL)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Microcomputers
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Flippo, Rona F. – Reading Psychology, 1983
Presents a practical method of conducting conferences with developmental students in large college reading/study skills programs. Suggests that the method could also be used to monitor and document students' attitudinal changes and perceived progress throughout a term. (FL)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reading Centers, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction
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Rupley, William H.; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1982
Argues that an understanding of human motivation is an essential component of effective reading instruction. Proposes that teachers use a balance of intrinsic and extrinsic means of motivation to increase student involvement and learning. (FL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Motivation Techniques, Reading Attitudes
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Manzo, Anthony V. – Reading Psychology, 1982
Presents a method and rationale for enhancing verbal learning in a typical reading-language arts lesson through personal and group generated images and associations. (FL)
Descriptors: Child Language, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition
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Martoncik, Kathy O'Brien; Erickson, Lawrence G. – Reading Psychology, 1982
Points out how student understanding of as well as student confusion about reading and word recognition are both functions of teacher behavior. (FL)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Elementary Education, Oral Reading, Reading Instruction
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Morris, Darrell – Reading Psychology, 1982
Describes an inductive categorization strategy for helping children develop word recognition ability. Closes with theoretical and interpretive comments that support the use of the word sort teaching strategy. (FL)
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Primary Education, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Anderson, Betty – Reading Psychology, 1982
Encourages the use of television to promote reading and describes four types of television-reading programs. Provides evidence to support this practice and offers a list of resources. (FL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Motivation Techniques, Reading Instruction
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Mangano, Nancy G.; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1982
Argues that metacognitive training in students can help students to remediate comprehension difficulties, to more accurately guage their success as learners, and to view reading as a flexible, thought-provoking process of interaction with text. (HOD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction
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Wendelin, Karla Hawkins – Reading Psychology, 1980
Discusses children's attitudes toward humorous stories, the variables regarding children's sense of humor, and the results of a study examining the relationship between children's grade level and sex and their preference for and perception of select elements of humor. Includes a bibliography of 50 books children might find humorous. (Author/HTH)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Humor
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Readence, John E.; Moore, David – Reading Psychology, 1979
Discusses research that indicates the value of prereading and postreading in content area reading; explains the encoding specificity principle, which is the basis of methods that present similar cues during prereading and postreading. Describes several instructional applications of this principle. (GT)
Descriptors: Advance Organizers, Content Area Reading, Directed Reading Activity, Learning Theories
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Kurth, Ruth Justine – Reading Psychology, 1980
Proposes an approach to vocabulary development that stresses the integral relationships between words; describes 20 categories of meaning that can be used as a basis for developmental vocabulary lessons; and offers suggestions for the application of these meaning categories in vocabulary instruction in various subject areas. (GT)
Descriptors: Classification, Concept Formation, Elementary Secondary Education, Semantics
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Heller, Mary F. – Reading Psychology, 1986
Describes a directed reading and writing lesson that uses the power of the composing process throughout content area lessons to enhance reading comprehension. Uses a fifth grade science lesson as a model. (FL)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Directed Reading Activity, Grade 5
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Morris, Darrell – Reading Psychology, 1986
Discusses three principles for use by volunteer tutors to use in monitoring children's oral reading: (1) maintaining an adequate pace in the lesson, (2) helping students make sense of what they read, and (3) helping the student to read what is actually on the page. (FL)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Feedback, Listening Skills, Oral Reading
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Wixson, Karen K; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1985
Describes learning activities that promote the teaching of reading and writing together within the context of basal materials. Presents an example of how these activities were used in a second-grade classroom. (FL)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Grade 2, Integrated Activities, Language Acquisition
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Searfoss, Lyndon W.; Readence, John E. – Reading Psychology, 1983
Explains how to organize a "print laboratory," a safe, nonthreatening environment where students can experiment with all kinds of print found in the real world. Presents strategies designed to promote independent reading and comprehension. (FL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement
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