Initial Reading Instruction: Phonemes, Syllables, or Ideographs?

Harrigan, John E.
February 1976
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Feb1976, Vol. 9 Issue 2
Academic Journal
Presents an experiment involving teaching of Chinese ideographs to a group of children in the United States having difficulty learning to read English by the phonemic approach. Implications of a quick and sure learning of the ideographs; Use of Chinese characters to represent whole English words; Illustration of a syllable approach to teaching reading.


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