Thursday, September 20, 2007

How to Read a Book- Part 3

Here are some nuggets that explain the Elementary Level of Reading:

  • There are four stages at this level:
  1. reading readiness
  2. reading simple materials (some by sight)
  3. vocabulary building through working to understand new words
  4. refining and enhancing reading skills (an ongoing process).
  • In Adler's words: "The discovery of meaning in symbols [referring to letters and words on a page] may be the most astounding intellectual feat that any human being ever performs—and most humans perform it before they are seven years of old!"

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