In a fast moving world, reading ability becomes increasingly more important. Despite television, radio, and movies, reading is still the most important method of broadening our horizons (5, p. 125). To scan the world events and study the particulars requires good reading skills. Again and again the question is asked if the best possible method of reading instruction is being utilized with our boys and girls (1, p. 79 and 4, pp. 169-170). For that matter, we might ask if we adults are making the most of our ability to identify, interpret, and evaluate facts, so that we can intelligently keep pace with our world. We ask these questions, and educators who specialize in the area of reading try to find "the best way" for us to derive meaning from symbols in the process called reading.
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