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ERIC Number: ED001112
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 7
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BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS--DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM. ELEMENTARY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.
MANEY, CATHERINE M.; SULLIVAN, MARGUERITE G.
THE GENERAL AIM IS TO PROVIDE AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM WHICH WILL STIMULATE THE CHILD'S INTEREST IN READING, MOTIVATE HIM TO GREATER ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND FOSTER DESIRABLE GROWTH IN THE READING SKILLS AND ABILITIES. TEACHING PROCEDURES SHOULD BE RICH AND VARIED, AND CHILDREN SHOULD BE GROUPED HOMOGENEOUSLY ACCORDING TO READING ABILITY. LESSONS SHOULD BE STRUCTURED TO ENGAGE THE CHILD'S ATTENTION AND TO EXCITE HIS INTEREST, WITH MATERIALS OF PROVEN APPEAL TO CHILDREN. PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE TRAINING FOR THE READING CONSULTANTS WILL BE CONDUCTED. THE DESCRIPTION OF SPECIFIC AIMS INCLUDES SUGGESTED PROGRAMED MATERIALS AND TEXTS, SUGGESTED PROCEDURES, AND THE SKILLS TO BE TAUGHT. WORD RECOGNITION ABILITIES SHOULD BE REVIEWED, AND A STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT PROVIDED TO MOTIVATE THE CHILD. ALL BASIC SKILLS SHOULD BE IMPROVED SO THAT THE CHILD CAN READ AT THE NORMAL RATE FOR HIS GRADE. VISUAL PERCEPTION TECHNIQUES AND VOCABULARY SHOULD BE DEVELOPED. IT IS IMPORTANT TO CREATE AN AWARENESS OF THE NEED FOR READING ABILITY AND TO DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION OF GOOD LITERATURE. THIS PROGRAM SHOULD BE EVALUATED BOTH IN TERMS OF CLASS AND INDIVIDUAL GROWTH. IN ADDITION TO SPECIFIC MEASURES OF PUPIL PROGRESS, INTANGIBLES SUCH AS STUDENT ATTITUDES AND WORK HABITS WILL BE EVALUATED THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES TO TEACHERS AND PARENTS.
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Authoring Institution: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: MASSACHUSETTS; Massachusetts (Boston)