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ERIC Number: ED002398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Sep
Pages: 51
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AN ADMINISTRATIVE AND INSTRUCTIONAL READING GUIDE FOR THE PRIMARY CYCLE (THE UNGRADED PRIMARY PLAN).
Flint Public Schools, MI.
AN UNGRADED 3- OR 4-YEAR READING PROGRAM INCORPORATES THE PHILOSOPHY THAT CONTINUOUS PROGRESS AND GROWTH SHOULD RECEIVE MAJOR EMPHASIS. PUPILS ARE PLACED IN ACHIEVEMENT GROUPS BASED ON READINESS FOR AND GROWTH IN READING RATHER THAN ON IQ PERFORMANCE. EACH CHILD PROGRESSES CONTINUOUSLY THROUGH 10 READING LEVELS ACCORDING TO HIS INDIVIDUAL GROWTH. THE PROGRAM CAN BE EXTENDED OVER A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME FOR THE SLOW LEARNER, OR IT CAN PROVIDE GREATER CHALLENGE FOR THE SUPERIOR READER. AN INDIVIDUAL RECORD IS KEPT FOR EACH CHILD SHOWING THE BOOKS HE HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AND THE DATE OF COMPLETION. PROGRESS REPORTS ARE SENT TO PARENTS AT THE END OF THE 12TH, 24TH, AND 36TH WEEKS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, TO KEEP THE PARENTS INFORMED OF THE LEVEL AT WHICH THE CHILD IS WORKING. AT LEAST TWO PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE HELD EACH YEAR TO SUPPLEMENT THE WRITTEN REPORT AND TO PROVIDE A CLOSER WORKING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER AND PARENT. A CHART SHOWS THE SIGNIFICANT GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS WHICH AFFECT THE SELECTION OF CONTENT MATERIALS. RESEARCH OFFERS CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT VARIATIONS IN MENTAL, PHYSICAL, AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN CORRELATE CLOSELY WITH VARIATIONS IN READING PROGRESS. EACH READING LEVEL IS OUTLINED IN TERMS OF AIMS, BOOKS AND MATERIALS, REQUIREMENTS FOR MOVING TO THE NEXT LEVEL, AND WAYS IN WHICH THE PARENT CAN HELP CONTRIBUTE TO THE CHILD'S GROWTH.
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Authoring Institution: Flint Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Flint)