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Gerald C. Duffy's article, "Developing the Reading Habit" which appears in The Reading Teacher for December 1967? He shows that there is considerable evidence that "Johnny can read but does not do so." He maintains that this situation may be the result of almost exclusive concern with the reading skills and a neglect of recreational reading. He believes that the reading habit does not develop naturally, that time for recreational reading must be provided in classrooms, and that real efforts must be directed toward making reading a natural and enjoyable part of children's lives. This article should be read by all teachers who believe that developing an enthusiasm for reading is a fundamental goal of reading instruction.

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