How Do You Read?

  • Frank G. Jennings


In many primitive tribes, boys are shown how to draw the tracks of animals in the earth and to imitate the cries of these animals. The cry becomes the name of the beast and the track becomes the sign of the sound. The boy is being taught to read.


Reading Experience Trade Secret Word Perception Context Clue Reading Teacher 
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  1. 1.
    Cited in Frederick Eby and Charles Flinn Arrowood, The History and Philosophy of Education, Ancient and Medieval, Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, 1940, p. 85.Google Scholar
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    Will Durant, Our Oriental Heritage, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1942, p. 160.Google Scholar
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    William S. Gray, On Their Own in Reading, Chicago, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1948, p. 32.Google Scholar
  4. 6.
    Ivor A. Richards, How to Read a Page, New York: W. W. Norton, 1942, p. 12.Google Scholar

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© Teachers College, Columbia University 1965

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  • Frank G. Jennings

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