When graphic organizers are used effectively, both the teacher and the students expand their roles in the basal reader
The basal reader
has its supporters as well as its opponents.
The teacher should always have access to an anthology of children's literature on his/her desk so that suitable poems may be read and discussed with learners, along with those poems contained in the basal reader
. Holiday poems generally are very much liked by pupils, such as Halloween poetry.
The paper also discusses a more open-ended method, Robert Gagne's eight steps of sequential learning, and it advances as a flexible form of teaching and learning the use by teachers of the basal reader
in the reading curriculum.
It also includes basal reader
use in that category.
Finally, "structural analysis" depends mainly on the ability of the reader to recognize prefixes and suffixes.Word-attack skills vs comprehension skillsIn "The Basal Reader
Approach to Reading," Robert Aukerman, a dean at an American teachers college, wrote, "Learning word-attack skills alone is not enough, since reading involves more than just identifying the words that the graphic symbols represent.
The teacher uses a basal reader
that is contrived to teach, among other things, knowledge about letter sound relationships (Figure 3).
One group of students read the first chapter of the book and another group read a modified basal reader
version that had deleted cultural information.
"WHO'S THAT tripping over my bridge?" roared the troll'--provided that an authentic version is used and not an emasculated sanitised basal reader
There also are feelings of reward when a play is used directly from a basal reader
The result has been a tendency to base reform on changes in basal reader
programs, including anthologies, workbooks, and teacher's manuals.
The intervention studied was the basal reader
"Sam and Pat, Volume I," published by Thomson-Heinle (2006).