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Development of Comprehension and Interpretation

by Donald D. Durrell - 1949

There are two general approaches to the improvement of comprehension in school reading programs. The first is the related-activity approach which recognizes that meaning rests upon experience and that the ultimate use of reading is in enriching the activities of living. The second approach to improvement of comprehension is the reading-skills approach which gives the child systematic practice in the basic skills needed for effective reading. A balanced program in reading comprehension will utilize both approaches and will adapt them to individual and group needs.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 48, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 50 Number 10, 1949, p. 193-204
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20235, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 9:21:20 AM

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  • Donald Durrell
    Boston University
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    DONALD D. DURRELL is the Dean of the School of Education at Boston University.
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