What is a global approach to reading?

 
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Introduction
 

A global reading approach assumes that a person learns to read best when reading begins with natural and meaningful text.

Definition
 

A global approach to reading is an approach that begins by giving learners natural, meaningful text to listen to, look at, and memorize by sight.

Discussion
 

Advocates of a global approach do not all agree on how to begin the task of teaching someone to read.

 

Over the years advocates have identified their approach by their own label. Here are some of them:

 
Examples
 

Here are some examples of global reading approaches:

 
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