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ERIC Number: ED157000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 17
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Reading in a Nutshell: An Inservice Presentation on Reading Programs and Methodologies.
Shelton, Dick
A study of the literature on reading can introduce teachers to current methods for improving reading instruction. One current approach is the individualized reading program, in which children read trade books; such a program is built around individual conferences devoted to the accomplishment of individual objectives. A second approach, the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development, provides individualized instruction by means of individualized skill assessment in six major reading areas. The Individually Prescribed Method of Instruction (IPI) is based on continuous progress, mastery of needed skills, achievement in subject matter, programmed instruction, systems analysis, and behavioral objectives. Traditional programs involve grouping children according to reading level and using basal readers, teachers' manuals, workbooks, and supplementary materials; such programs have been found to have definite strengths. Inservice programs should be designed to help improve reading instruction, but their number is decreasing because of budgetary problems. Finally, one type of reading improvement program in existence is that offered in colleges to help students improve their reading and study skills. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development
Note: Study prepared at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University