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ERIC Number: ED001803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 8
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DEVELOPMENT OF READING MATERIALS AND READING SKILLS IN TARGET AREA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.
THE MIDDLE-CLASS ORIENTATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS BEING USED FOR CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN IN TARGET AREA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS CAUSED THE MATERIALS TO HAVE LIMITED MEANING FOR THE CHILDREN. TEACHERS WANTED TWO BASIC CHANGES IN READING MATERIAL. FIRST, ILLUSTRATIONS USED IN THE READING MATERIALS SHOULD BE RELEVANT TO THE CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCES. SECOND, SCHOOL EXPERIENCES SHOULD BE ENRICHED SO THAT THE BEGINNING READERS COULD MOVE FROM AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS (SYMBOLS OF LIFE AS THEY KNOW IT) TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE IN A MIDDLE-CLASS SOCIETY. ACCORDINGLY, THE NEW READING MATERIALS WILL DEAL WITH EXPERIENCES OF CULTURALLY DEPRIVED FAMILIES. A READING RESOURCE TEACHER WILL BE AVAILABLE TO AID CLASSROOM TEACHERS IN WORKING WITH STUDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR READING SKILLS. ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES WILL INCLUDE FIELD TRIPS AND MORE EXTENSIVE USE OF AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS.
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)