Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Education
Reading is a complex process because children vary widely in their capacities for learning. The principle of individual difference applies as strongly to reading as to all school situations. Not only do children vary greatly in their maturational needs, but they are different in every attitude and ability related to reading. When they first come to school, children differ in such areas as language, background, familiarity with stories, and power of visual perceptiveness. The effect of school experience, on the whole, is to Increase that difference. Children are very rarely kept back in the first and second grades for any other reason than failure in reading.
It is felt that the classroom teacher should become aware of the fact that skillful teaching of reading is of highest importance in the primary grade. Research is still being made in the study of reading for better methods of analyzing weaknesses In reading and for more meaning and comprehension. Most teachers are free to take part In this search for better reading skills on an experimental basis. It is also felt that many reading difficulties can be forestalled in the initial stage.
A. C. Preston
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Ackerman, D. J. (1959). Improving Reading Comprehension In The First Grade Of East Van Zandt Elementary School, FT. Worth, Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1443