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ERIC Number: ED013740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 1
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INDIVIDUALIZED READING WITH THE EDUCABLES.
BAKER, CAROLYN C.
THE INDIVIDUALIZED READING TECHNIQUE WAS EMPLOYED WITH A CLASS OF 16 EDUCABLE PRIMARY CHILDREN AGED 6 THROUGH 10 YEARS IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, TO COUNTERACT AN INITIAL ATTITUDE OF TOTAL INDIFFERENCE TOWARD READING. BOOKS WITH HIGH INTEREST LEVELS AND WITH PREPRIMER VOCABULARY WERE PROVIDED BY THE LIBRARY AND WERE ATTRACTIVELY PRESENTED BY THE TEACHER. THE CHILDREN PARTICIPATED IN A READING ACTIVITY DAILY. THEY MET WITH THE TEACHER INDIVIDUALLY, ALTHOUGH OCCASIONALLY TWO OR THREE CHILDREN WORKED TOGETHER. A WORKING LEVEL WAS DETERMINED FOR EACH CHILD BY REVIEWING PREVIOUS TEST RESULTS OR BY RETESTING. DEPENDING ON HIS OWN NEEDS, EACH CHILD USED AN ACTIVITY BOOK. SKILLS WERE TAUGHT INDIVIDUALLY AND IN GROUPS. THE CHILDREN SET THEIR OWN READING GOALS AND KEPT AN ACCOUNT OF THE BOOKS THEY READ. THE CHILDREN DEFINITELY PROFITED BY THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE TEACHER AND BY THE ABSENCE OF OTHER CHILDREN WHO MIGHT CRITICIZE. CONFIDENCE INCREASED, AND SOMETIMES A CHILD WOULD READ HIS BOOK TO THE CLASS OR WOULD TAKE IT HOME TO READ TO HIS FAMILY. EXTRA PLANNING WAS NECESSARY TO FIT THIS TECHNIQUE IN WITH OTHER ACADEMIC WORK, BUT THE RESULTS WERE REWARDING. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE READING TEACHER," VOLUME 20, NOVEMBER 1966. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers: Virginia; Virginia (Fairfax County)