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The Relation of Reading to Content Subjects and Other School Activities


by Estaline Wilson - 1925

It is a strange though undoubted fact that pupils are often said to be "satisfactory" in reading who yet fail in certain informational subjects, such as geography and history. This condition was revealed in the study of school failures in the Cleveland Survey. The proportion of failures in reading generally is small as compared with those in other subjects. The reason is apparent. The reading done in the so-called "reading period" has been largely narrative. Yet studies have demonstrated that the pupil who reads narrative material quite well may read very poorly when the passages tell the conditions of an arithmetic problem or give directions to be followed in the study of grammar. Such situations indicate that there must be a broader conception of the variety of skills and habits to be developed before pupils can be said to read adequately.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 24, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 26 Number 9, 1925, p. 97-140
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20836, Date Accessed: 10/18/2019 3:40:48 AM

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