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Reading in the Elementary School


reviewed by Margaret B. Parke 1966

coverTitle: Reading in the Elementary School
Author(s): Jeannette Veatch, Philip J. Acinapuro
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Here is a dynamic, provocative book for pre-service and inservice teachers of reading, research workers, school administrators and supervisors. Written from deep conviction, interesting, forceful, emotionally charged in spots, it is frank and outspoken, bent upon breaking the lockstep procedures commonly used in teaching reading. The authors are definitely against basal readers, mass assignments from a single book, workbooks as customarily used, reading games, and traditionally directed reading lessons. According to their own statements, "This method is not intended to supplement or support basal reading instruction. If you think so, you have not read with comprehension." The book is clearly an effort to show teachers how to move away from basal reading systems and a plea for better supervisors who know how to help teachers in ways other than handing out workbooks. The argumentative style of writing stimulates and encourages readers to talk back in defense of their own views... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 3, 1966, p. 270-270
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2258, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 8:11:49 AM

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