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ERIC Number: ED001570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 7
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THE OPAQUE PROJECTOR AS USED IN A KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE.
Oakland Unified School District, CA.
THE USE OF THE OPAQUE PROJECTOR SEEMS TO BE AN EFFECTIVE AID FOR DEVELOPING GOOD VISUAL DISCRIMINATION, LANGUAGE AWARENESS AND READING SKILLS IN IMAGERY FORMATION, SPEED, PHRASING, INTONATION AND EYE MOVEMENT. IT SHOULD BE PART OF A WELL-ROUNDED PROGRAM INCLUDING THE RECOGNIZED TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN. READING MATERIAL USED IN THE PROJECTOR IS USUALLY READ BY EITHER THE TEACHER (USING A MARKER FOR CHILDREN TO FOLLOW) OR THE GROUP IN CHORUS. WITH THIS TYPE OF SUPPORT THE CHILDREN ARE NOT AFRAID TO TRY, AND THE VISUAL AND AUDITORY ELEMENTS ARE CONTINUALLY REINFORCING EACH OTHER. MANY USES FOR THE PROJECTOR ARE LISTED FOR KINDERGARTEN, FIRST AND SECOND GRADE. FLASH CARDS CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP SPEED, AND THE USE OF MARKERS OR POINTERS IS BENEFICIAL. YOUNG CHILDREN'S EYES ARE USUALLY FAR-SIGHTED WHEN THEY ARE MATURING, THEREFORE, THE USE OF THE ENLARGED IMAGE ON A SCREEN WOULD HELP FIRST GRADERS OVERCOME THIS HANDICAP. THE DARKENED ROOM REDUCES DIVERTING STIMULATION. FOR THE CULTURALLY DEPRIVED, THE PROJECTOR CAN ALSO PROVIDE REMEDIATION FOR THEIR LACK OF VISUAL EXPERIENCES. OTHER ADVANTAGES OF THIS TECHNIQUE ARE THAT IT RELIEVES PRESSURE ON SLOWER READERS, IT ALLOWS EXPOSURE TO MANY BOOKS SINCE ONLY ONE OF A KIND IS NEEDED, AND IT IS FLEXIBLE AND CAN BE USED IN OTHER CURRICULUM AREAS. ABOVE ALL, CHILDREN RESPOND TO AND ENJOY THIS TECHNIQUE. IT IS CLEARLY "NOT" A METHOD IN ITSELF, BUT SHOULD BE USED AS A SUPPLEMENT, ITS EFFECTIVENESS WILL STILL DEPEND ON THE TEACHER AND HER PROGRAM. THE RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE PROJECTOR HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING. IN ALL INSTANCES THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP'S PERFORMANCE ON STANDARIZED READING TESTS ADMINISTERED AFTER A YEAR OF ITS USE WAS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE CONTROL GROUP'S.
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Authoring Institution: Oakland Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Oakland)