ERIC Number: ED059330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Summertime Right to Read Program, 1970.
The project, comprising five specific components, was based on the rationale that trained personnel, making a concentrated effort to correct reading deficiencies in content areas, as well as remedial situations, will increase student achievement and provide teachers the means to assist students to significantly reduce reading difficulties. The "Games and Books" component, enrolling approximately 1299 students, most of whom were in the upper elementary grades, used a tangible rewards motivational system. The "Seven and Ten" component enrolled approximately 3465 students. Its purposes were to: (1) strengthen the reading skills of entering seventh and tenth grade students; (2) provide these students with new confidence and higher expectations; and, (3) improve the skills of the teachers in using diagnostic data and in teaching reading. The Reading Specialist Seminar and the Reading Consultants Seminar were both designed to train school personnel to teach reading and handle reading problems. "The Strengthening Subject Learning Through Reading Improvement" component sought to assist the teaching of reading in content areas, specifically social studies, through in-service teacher training aimed at preparing content areas teachers to give corrective reading instruction to students as they develop their daily lessons. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Michigan