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ERIC Number: ED001532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 33
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DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IN REMEDIAL READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS.
MILLER, ARTHUR; AND OTHERS
A SUMMER CAMP WAS SET UP AT AGASSIZ VILLAGE, MAINE, IN 1964, TO HELP DEVELOP READING ABILITY FOR CHILDREN OF BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS. OBJECTIVES WERE TO IMPROVE EACH CHILD'S READING ACHIEVEMENT AND RELATED LANGUAGE ARTS ABILITY. INFORMAL AND STANDARDIZED TESTS WERE USED TO MEASURE RESULTS. PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS WERE GIVEN TO DETECT ANY PHYSICAL HANDICAPS WHICH MIGHT INTERFERE WITH READING PROGRESS. THE PROGRAM SERVED 162 BOYS OF IQ BETWEEN 75 AND 100 FROM GRADES 5 THROUGH 8. PERSONNEL CONSISTED OF 6 SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTORS AND THE REGULAR CAMP STAFF. NINE DIAGNOSTIC TESTS WERE GIVEN TO THE BOYS IN ORDER TO GROUP THEM FOR INSTRUCTION. SKILL AREAS TAUGHT WERE--PHONICS, VISUAL MEMORY, SIGHT, VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT, ORAL READING, DICTIONARY WORK, ANALYTICAL READING, SKIMMING, AND ELABORATIVE THOUGHT. A DAILY SCHEDULE WAS GIVEN SHOWING TIME ALLOTMENTS FOR ALL CAMP ACTIVITIES. MOTIVATION WAS CONSIDERED AN IMPORTANT FACTOR TO THE SUCCESS OF THE CAMP. TEACHING TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED REINFORCEMENT OF VOCABULARY AND INDUCTIVE, RATHER THAN DEDUCTIVE, METHODS. A LIBRARY WAS PROVIDED AS WELL AS NUMEROUS NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES AND OTHER MATERIALS. A SPOKEN LANGUAGE PROGRAM USING SKITS, ROLE-PLAYING, CHORAL READING, MUSICAL GAMES, AND CAMPFIRE PROGRAMS WAS TAUGHT WITH THE READING PROGRAM. EIGHT LESSONS ARE DESCRIBED FOR THE PUBLISHING OF A CAMP NEWSPAPER.
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Authoring Institution: Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., MA.
Identifiers: Action for Boston Community Development Project; MAINE; Massachusetts (Boston); POLAND