ERIC Number: ED040009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
SWCEL Reinforced Reading Readiness Program. The Application of Classroom Management With Reading Readiness and Related Entry Skills.
Instructional training packages for teachers of culturally divergent pupils were prepared and are being used with about 1,200 first graders in an experimental program. Reading Readiness skills are being taught within a classroom management framework of extrinsic reinforcement, followed by tapering schedules utilizing token reinforcement, with the goal of building and maintaining intrinsic contingencies for entry skill and reading readiness behaviors. Dependent task breakdowns were prepared for subareas under the following categories: associative vocabulary, sensory attributes, numerical concepts, matching and perceiving differences, listening, and aural discrimination. A greater number of lessons were written for associative vocabulary tasks based on evidence that deficits attributable to culturally deprived children cluster in this factor. Each lesson package contains teacher directions, stimulus picture cards, example cards, and individual child worksheets. Sample lessons for auditory discrimination of initial consonant p, spacial relation concepts towards and away from, and an alphabet lesson for distinguishing p, g, and q are included. (CM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.