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Improving the Ability to Read


by Edward L. Thorndike - 1934

THE regular "Readers" used in Grades 4 to 9 should be more than collections of material suitable for the grade in question to read. They should also be instruments for such training in the appreciation of literature as is appropriate, or instruments for developing the ability to read by ingenious exercises to give mastery of important knowledge, habits, and skills, and to prevent practice in error. There might well be distinct instruments for these two aims. Series aiming to be a course in literature for Grades 4 to 9 are available, but a satisfactory series of exercises to give specific help in reading in these grades is yet to be devised.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 36 Number 2, 1934, p. 123-144
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11930, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 1:28:36 PM

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