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ERIC Number: ED001062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 18
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SUPPLEMENTARY TEACHING ASSISTANCE IN READING. PROJECT STAR.
Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE SECOND MEETING OF A READING CLINIC FOR PARENTS OF CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED YOUTH IS DESCRIBED. AT THE READING CLINIC THE PARENTS WERE INTRODUCED TO SEVERAL ACTIVITIES WHICH THEIR CHILDREN MIGHT TRY AT HOME IN CONNECTION WITH NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, THE TV GUIDE, AND OTHER SUCH READING MATERIALS. THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED HEADLINE READING, PICTURE STUDY, SUMMARIZING OF ARTICLES, AND NEW WORD LISTS. OTHER HOME ACTIVITIES SUCH AS READING TO AND BY THE CHILDREN, WORD GAMES, AND VERBAL SUMMARIES BY THE CHILDREN OF LESSONS LEARNED AT SCHOOL WERE ALSO ENCOURAGED. IN THESE WAYS IT WAS HOPED THAT PARENTS MIGHT PROVIDE AN ATMOSPHERE IN THE HOME TO SUPPLEMENT AND STRENGTHEN LANGUAGE SKILLS LEARNED BY THE CHILDREN AT SCHOOL. A PERIOD WHEN PARENTS COULD ASK QUESTIONS, COMMENT ON THE CLINIC, OR VERBALIZE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AT HOME WAS PROVIDED. EACH PARENT ATTENDING THE CLINIC WAS GIVEN A LIST OF ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES HELD IN N.Y.C. FOR THE PURPOSE OF TEACHING ENGLISH, COMPLETING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EDUCATION, PREPARING CANDIDATES FOR NATURALIZATION REQUIREMENTS AND CITIZENSHIP, AND PREPARING FOR LITERACY TESTS. IN ADDITION, EACH PARENT RECEIVED A LIST OF PLACES OF INTEREST IN NEW YORK CITY WHICH WOULD PROVIDE WORTHWHILE EXPERIENCE FOR THE CHILDREN AND THE ENTIRE FAMILY. THE LIST WAS WRITTEN IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH AND INCLUDED LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, PARKS, ZOOS, BEACHES, MONUMENTS, AIRPORTS, BALL PARKS, HOSPITALS, BRIDGES, AND TUNNELS.
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Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)