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ERIC Number: ED002462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Apr-8
Pages: 21
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READING IMPROVEMENT IN THE DETROIT GREAT CITIES PROJECT SCHOOLS.
MCNEIL, SHIRLEY A.; RASSCHAERT, WILLIAM M.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES WHICH DESCRIBE SPECIFIC STEPS AND PROCEDURES AIMED AT IMPROVING READING ACHIEVEMENT OF PUPILS IN THE SEVEN DETROIT GREAT CITIES PROJECT EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOLS ARE PRESENTED. EACH PUPIL SHOULD BE HELPED TO FORM A BETTER SELF-IMAGE SO THAT HIS MOTIVATION AND SELF-DIRECTION CAN BE IMPROVED. ALSO, THE CHILD SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO READ FOR PLEASURE. THE APPROACH TO BIBLIOTHERAPY CAN BE USED, IN WHICH THE MESSAGE OF THE MATERIALS REINFORCES POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD READING AND SELF. AT ONE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL THE COACHING TEACHER CONDUCTS DEVELOPMENTAL READING CLASSES IN ALL SEVENTH-GRADE HOMEROOMS. REGULAR TEACHERS ARE PRESENT TO LEARN THE TECHNIQUES. MORE INSERVICE TRAINING SHOULD BE CONDUCTED SINCE FEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS HAVE HAD READING COURSES. IN THE OTHER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL THE ASSISTANCE OF THE READING CONSULTANT HAS BEEN SOUGHT, AND ALL MATERIALS ARE BEING EVALUATED FOR THEIR USE IN DEVELOPING READING. A READING CLUB HAS BEEN ORGANIZED, CLASSROOM LIBRARIES ARE BEING ENLARGED, AND POCKET BOOKS WILL BE SOLD. PROGRAMS IN THE FOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS INCLUDE A PHONICS SURVEY TO DISCOVER SPECIFIC WEAKNESSES IN READING SKILLS, AFTER SCHOOL AND SUMMER ACTIVITIES, INSERVICE TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE READING CONSULTANT, DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF NEW MATERIALS, ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES, AND IMPROVED LIBRARY ACTIVITIES. THE HIGH SCHOOL HAS DEVELOPED AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR COLLEGE PREPARATORY SOPHOMORES, AND A COMMUNICATION SKILLS COURSE FOR GENERAL CURRICULUM STUDENTS. TESTS WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO DETERMINE READING LEVEL, ON THE BASIS OF WHICH STUDENTS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO SPECIAL CLASSES. PAPERBACK CLASSROOM LIBRARIES HAVE STIMULATED INTEREST IN READING.
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Identifiers: DETROIT GREAT CITIES READING; MICHIGAN; Michigan (Detroit)