In the following paragraphs are listed a number of ideas for bringing attention to reading in the school. As the admen say, if you have their attention, half the battle is won. This article is directed to the typical teacher of reading in a school where not enough such attention is being paid to the cause of reading improvement. Our conviction is that the teacher of reading cannot accomplish much by working with a few students at a time in developmental or corrective reading. Our suggestions are meant to encourage the one or two members of the faculty who are able to cling to the goal of an all-school reading program while employing some of these ideas in an ascending or cumulative manner. They, the ideas, require more tenacity than expertise, more faith than knowledge, and more light touch than heated discussion.
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