ERIC Number: ED039110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Individual Conference--A Motivational Device for Increasing Independent Reading in the Elementary Grades.
Sorenson, Juanita S.; And Others
The implementation of individual adult-child conferences to increase independent reading is described. Implementation procedures evolved from research experience with elementary school children over a 3-year period. The results of three studies involving two inner-city elementary schools are briefly summarized, indicating the value of systematically conducted individual conferences. The units within the monograph are prefaced by a statement of learning objectives and followed by questions and exercises. Thus, the format lends itself to teacher training. Main topics covered are (1) behaviors indicative of motivation, (2) implementation of the conferences, (3) preconference planning, and (4) inservice preparation. Examples of illustrative conferences are provided. An appendix lists books used in one elementary project. Also included are the Newbery Medal winners. (WB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.