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ERIC Number: ED001686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 14
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THE READING PROGRAM--AN OVERVIEW. APPENDIX A.
BYRD, CHARLENE H.
A REALISTIC LOOK AT STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS AND EARLY OBSERVATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN SILENT AND ORAL READING SITUATIONS REVEALED THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE 7TH AND 8TH GRADE PUPILS WERE DISABLED READERS. SIX SPECIFIC AIMS WERE--REFINING COMPREHENSION SKILLS, EXTENDING INTERESTS AND RECOGNITION SKILLS, IMPROVING READING, STRENGTHENING WORD RECOGNITION SKILLS, IMPROVING ORAL READING ABILITY, BUILDING VOCABULARY, TEACHING STUDENTS TO FOLLOW WRITTEN AND ORAL DIRECTIONS INDEPENDENTLY, AND IMPROVING STUDY SKILLS. IT IS REPORTED THAT MUCH HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED TOWARD FINDING EFFECTIVE WAYS TO EXTEND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL READING PROGRAM INTO A SEQUENTIAL PROGRAM SUITABLE FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. ON THE 7TH GRADE LEVEL, PUPIL'S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES IN ENGLISH WERE TESTED DIAGNOSTICALLY. THE STUDENTS WERE THEN PLACED IN GROUPS ACCORDING TO THEIR RESPECTIVE SCORES. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS USED INCLUDED ENGLISH 2600, CORONET PROGRAMMED LEARNERS, THE WEBSTER READING LABORATORY, AND SUPPLEMENTARY PAPERBACKS. MOVEMENT OF THE CHILDREN TOOK PLACE QUARTERLY. MOTIVATION INCREASED WHEN STUDENTS WERE INFORMED OF THE LEVEL AT WHICH THEY WERE READING. THE PROGRAM WAS INDIVIDUALIZED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THE 8TH GRADE READING PROGRAM WAS SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE 7TH WITH RESPECT TO PRETESTING, GROUPING, MOTIVATION, AND INDIVIDUALIZED EMPHASIS, BUT USED THE S.R.A. READING LABORATORY MATERIALS. THE MADISON SCHOOL READING CLINIC INVOLVED APPROXIMATELY 30 PUPILS DURING THE 1963-64 SCHOOL YEAR. CONCEPTS AND VOCABULARIES WERE BUILT THROUGH UNIT STUDIES AND AIDED BY SUCH DEVICES AS THE TAPE RECORDER, PROGRESS CHARTS, GRAPHS, WALL CHARTS, CUMULATIVE FILE CARDS, AND VOCABULARY FILE BOXES.
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Identifiers: MADISON AREA PROJECT; NEW YORK; New York (Syracuse)