ERIC Number: ED053891
Record Type: RIE
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Guided Individualized Reading. English Language Arts Curriculum Series, Pamphlet 2. Grades K-12.
Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Two reading programs, one on the elementary level and one on the secondary level, are presented. Individualized reading is recommended as one phase or strand of the total reading program. The elementary program used in a third-grade heterogeneous class in an Iowa elementary school is described as an example. Incorporated in the program are oral reading, audiovisual aids, records of reading activity, and free reading time. The goals of the program are to develop positive attitudes toward reading, encourage free reading, and to stimulate widely ranging reading interests. Suggestions as to how teachers may guide reading activities are made. The secondary program has varied goals for high, average, and low achievers, but generally emphasizes free reading and individual student-teacher conferences. Students are questioned on the content and meanings of the books they read. Student responses indicated that they enjoyed the chance to read freely and that the discussions with their teachers enhanced their interest and appreciation of the book. Lists of books and materials used in both programs are included. (AL)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Independent Reading, Individual Reading, Individualized Reading, Program Guides, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Secondary Education
Publications Section, Department of Public Instruction, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, Iowa 50319 ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.