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ERIC Number: ED013195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Nov
Pages: 129
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Reference Count: 0
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ENGLEWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY READING GUIDE.
TROUT, JOHN; AND OTHERS
THE READING GUIDE OF THE ENGLEWOOD PUBLIC SCHOOLS, NEW JERSEY, EMPHASIZES INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION. TEACHERS ARE URGED TO BE LESS CONCERNED WITH TEXTBOOK MATERIAL AND MORE CONCERNED WITH PUPIL ABILITY. THE FOLLOWING THREE PREMISES GUIDE THE READING PROGRAM--(1) GRADE PLACEMENTS ARE NO LONGER AN ADEQUATE BASIS FOR STRUCTURING THE READING PROGRAM. THEREFORE CHILDREN ARE REDEPLOYED ACCORDING TO THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL READING LEVEL FOR ONE PERIOD DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. (2) READING IS A MEANINGFUL ACT GOVERNED BY THE BASIC LAWS OF LEARNING. THE LEARNER MUST HAVE INCENTIVE, MUST BE ABLE TO DEVELOP CONCEPTS, ATTITUDES, AND SKILLS IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH HIS PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND EMOTIONAL GROWTH, AND MUST DECODE SYMBOLS AND TRANSLATE THE AUTHOR'S MESSAGE INTO A TWO-WAY FORM OF COMMUNICATION. (3) SINCE READING INVOLVES THE TOTAL FUNCTIONING OF THE CHILD, THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM MUST BE EXPRESSED IN TERMS OF INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEVELS OF EXPRESSION. INTERMEDIATE GRADE TEACHERS ARE URGED TO CONTINUE USING METHODS WHICH WILL HELP PUPILS DEVELOP INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY AND SELF-EXPRESSION. EXAMPLES OF PUPIL DEVELOPMENT CHARTS, TEACHING IDEAS, ACTIVITIES, RESOURCES AND A 140-ITEM BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: Englewood Public Schools, NJ.
Identifiers: Englewood Public Schools NJ; NEW JERSEY