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ERIC Number: ED013187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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A SUCCESSFUL HIGH SCHOOL DEVELOPMENTAL READING PROGRAM.
BERKEY, SALLY C.
A READING AND STUDY SKILLS PROGRAM INITIATED IN SEPTEMBER, 1959, IN THE CENTINELA VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SOUTHWEST LOS ANGELES IS DESCRIBED. THE DISTRICT IS COMPOSED OF FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS WITH A TOTAL ENROLLMENT OF APPROXIMATELY 6,000 STUDENTS. PARTICIPATION IN THE PROGRAM IS REQUIRED AND IS CONCENTRATED IN THE FRESHMAN ENGLISH CLASSES. THE PROGRAM BEGINS WITH A PERIOD OF MOTIVATION AND ORIENTATION WHICH INCLUDES A PHYSICAL CHECKUP BY THE SCHOOL NURSE. IT CONTINUES WITH AN 8-WEEK PROGRAM OF CONCENTRATED SKILL BUILDING IN THE READING LABORATORY AND CONCLUDES WITH A FOLLOWUP PHASE IN WHICH STUDENTS CONTINUE TO USE AND DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS. FOR THE UPPER GRADES, EACH SCHOOL HAS ITS OWN PROGRAM WHICH REINFORCES THE FRESHMAN COURSE AND MEETS SPECIFIC STUDENT NEEDS. SIX SPECIALISTS WERE HIRED TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM--FOUR READING LABORATORY TEACHERS AND TWO READING COORDINATORS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SETTING UP THE READING PROGRAM, DEVELOPING THE COURSE OF STUDY, SELECTING AND ORDERING THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT, SETTING UP THE LABORATORIES, AND TRAINING NEW TEACHERS. THE PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS USED IN THE READING LABORATORIES ARE DESCRIBED. THE NELSON SILENT READING TEST WAS USED IN A TEST-RETEST DESIGN TO MEASURE PROGRESS, AND STUDENTS SHOWED APPRECIABLE IMPROVEMENT IN READING AND SELF-CONFIDENCE. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "JOURNAL OF READING," VOLUME 10, APRIL 1967. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
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