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Robeck, Carol P. – Reading Psychology, 1982
Provides a rationale for incorporating the use of trade books in the elementary school reading program and offers suggestions for establishing classroom conditions that encourage students to read silently, promoting an interest in books, and assessing individual student success with silent reading. (HOD)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Literature Appreciation, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction
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Padak, Nancy D. – Reading Psychology, 1982
Discusses Piaget's notion of intelligence, characteristics of formal operational thought, and the relationship between formal thought and reading ability. (HOD)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation
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Arnold, Richard D.; Wilcox, Elizabeth – Reading Psychology, 1982
Reports that the Barrett Taxonomy is useful for determining emphases in types of basal reader questions. Suggests that by using the taxonomy teachers can more intelligently select, adapt, and add to the questions provided in teachers' guides. (FL)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Elementary Education, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades
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McMichael, Paquita – Reading Psychology, 1979
Reports on a study that indicated the effectiveness of Scottish methods of teaching beginning reading to boys from working class homes. Describes the teaching methods used and concludes that Scottish success may be partially accounted for by early phonics teaching and by daily involvement of parents in children's reading. (GT)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Foreign Countries, Lower Class, Males
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Dermott, R. Allan; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1979
Describes a week-long library skills unit for disadvantaged high school students, noting that much of the success of the program rests in the use of a library usage game--in which students are pitted against the staff--at the end of the unit. Describes the game in detail. (GT)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Games, Library Services, Library Skills
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Blanchard, Jay – Reading Psychology, 1979
Reviews the procedures, findings, and implications of Kenneth Goodman's 1965 study of the role of context in the linguistic awareness of beginning readers; concludes that "a substantial number of those who support Goodman's findings and his implications do so for intuitive rather than empirical reasons." (GT)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Context Clues, Educational Theories, Primary Education
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Langer, Philip; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1980
Reports that the "Wyoming Standards of Excellence for Reading," drafted by the Wyoming State Reading Advisory Council, appear to be reliable and internally consistent guidelines, valid with respect to current Wyoming practices. Includes the standards. (GT)
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
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Watson, Dorothy J.; Stansell, John C. – Reading Psychology, 1980
Presents examples of miscues that show how various schemata or scripts that a reader may transport to the act of reading interact with those of an author. (Author/GT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Miscue Analysis, Reading Processes, Student Experience
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Day, Kaaren C.; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1981
Orthographic linguistic awareness measured at the beginning of kindergarten was found to be highly correlated with reading achievement measured at the end of the first grade, with the relationships being consistently higher for girls than for boys. (FL)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Children, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension
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Baumann, James F.; And Others – Reading Psychology, 1981
Indicates that second, third, and fourth grade children performed significantly better on an easily discriminable word identification test than on a highly confusing version. (FL)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Education, Grade 2, Grade 3
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Marr, Mary Beth; Lyon, Kathleen R. – Reading Psychology, 1981
Reveals that the "Classroom Reading Inventory" is the most passage independent of three informal reading inventories administered to fourth grade students. Shows that the general information, vocabulary meaning, and affective question categories tended to be particularly passage independent. (FL)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Grade 4, Informal Reading Inventories, Intermediate Grades
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Anderson, Betty – Reading Psychology, 1981
Reports on an evaluation of five inexpensive reading machines that incorporate some of the features of computers for use in the classroom and reading laboratory. Indicates overall teacher acceptance of each machine. (FL)
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Equipment, Elementary Education, Equipment Evaluation
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Downing, John – Reading Psychology, 1981
Argues that reading professionals should not reject or neglect theory merely because it is old and offers Jack Holmes' Substrata Factor Theory as a case in point. Reviews the statistical, neurological, and psychological models in Holmes' theory and points out their potential for stimulating further theoretical thought. (FL)
Descriptors: Models, Reading Processes, Reading Research, Research Methodology
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