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Teaching Reading as a Thinking Process


reviewed by James E. Higgins - 1971

coverTitle: Teaching Reading as a Thinking Process
Author(s): Russell Stauffer
Publisher: Harper & Row, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 424, Year: 1969
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Teaching Reading as a Thinking Process is an example of an author not having put his best foot forward. The pre-service and inexperienced in-service teacher, for whom the book is intended, will find a rich reservoir of practical suggestions, sound advice, and wise cautions that can be applied to the on-going, everyday task of teaching reading in the elementary school classrooms. It is disappointing, however, that the best of this material is relegated to the latter half of the book, and that the multilevel approach to reading which it implies is overshadowed by the early chapters in which the author develops a rationale suggested by the title, followed by a description of the use of basic readers. After reading the foreword in which the author states that his chief concern is to acquaint beginning teachers with "a philosophy of reading instruction," one expects to find a broad philosophical base developed in the opening chapter. Instead, it is skimpily put together, with no more than a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 72 Number 3, 1971, p. 473-475
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1721, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 11:43:04 AM

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