General and Specific Effects of Training in Reading with Observation on the Experimental Technique
by Arthur I. Gates & Dorothy Van Alstyne - 1924
That "reading" is not a single or unitary power but merely a name for a large number of abilities, more or less specifically acquired, even if positively intercorrelated, is now rather commonly recognized. 1 Reading is reacting. The number of reactions that may be made to the printed word by a well-trained adult is large, with ever remaining possibilities of addition and combination.
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