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ERIC Number: ED001297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 12
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PLANNING FOR DEVELOPMENTAL READING IN KANSAS SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
SPENCER, CLAUDE E.
THIS PUBLICATION IS A PLANNING GUIDE FOR THE FORMATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAMS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. DEVELOPMENTAL READING IS NOT A REMEDIAL PROGRAM FOR SLOW READERS. INSTEAD, IT IS A SYSTEMATIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM TO DEVELOP EACH STUDENT'S ATTITUDE TOWARD READING, HIS VOCABULARY AND BACKGROUND CONCEPTS, HIS READING INTERESTS AND TASTES, AND HIS READING INDEPENDENCE. THE NEED FOR A DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM IN A SECONDARY SCHOOL CAN BE ACCURATELY DEMONSTRATED THROUGH THE USE OF TEST SCORES. RESULTS OF ACHIEVEMENT, INTELLIGENCE, AND READING TESTS CAN BE COMPARED AND EVALUATED TO DETERMINE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND OVERALL PROGRAM OBJECTIVES. A READING COORDINATOR SHOULD BE ENGAGED TO DIRECT A DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM. THE EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OF THESE READING SPECIALISTS ARE OUTLINED IN THE GUIDE. THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF A DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM WITHIN A JUNIOR OR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAY VARY. ENROLLMENT SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED WHERE NOT REQUIRED BY ADMINISTRATORS. THE READING COORDINATOR, WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE TEACHER, SHOULD EMPHASIZE THE READING SKILLS OF WORD RECOGNITION, COMPREHENSION, SPEED, AND VOCABULARY. MECHANICAL DEVICES SUCH AS THE READING ACCELERATOR, THE "CONTROLLED READER," AND THE TACHISTOSCOPE ARE DISCUSSED AS AIDS IN DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND ARE RECOMMENDED FOR INCORPORATION INTO AN ESTABLISHED PROGRAM.
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Public Instruction, Topeka.
Identifiers: KANSAS; Kansas (Topeka)