Wagner, Guy
October 1964
Education;Oct1964, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p122
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the characteristics of teaching reading in the content areas. The importance of teaching reading in the content areas is matched by the scope of suggestions available in curriculum guides and professional books dealing with methods and curriculum. Pupils are developing efficiency in reading when they understand and develop the specialized vocabulary for the subject field. They can also develop reading efficiency when they use contextual clues for inferring meanings and often check these inferences by reference to authoritative publications. The author concluded that all schools have certain distinctive personality characteristics. This study implied that a strong reading program is a characteristic mark which should be the goal of every school.


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