Thomas A. Durr

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This paper is concerned with the teaching of the reading skill for the purpose of learning to read, not for the purpose of comprehension of a particular reading selection in a particular reading passage or text. This emphasis is based on the principle that whatever the student is asked to read must be treated as a means to an end, not as an end in itself. No matter which book, or what sort of reading material is used in any course, it must be considered as a means of teaching the student to be able to read on his own other material which is at a parallel level of difficulty or, depending on the grade he is in, even at a level approaching authenticity.



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