ERIC Number: ED167982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Constructing and Using Take Home Stories in the Basic Reading Program.
Whisler, Nancy G.
Using Take Home Stories is one method of providing success-oriented independent reading materials to reinforce basic vocabulary from any reading program. Most easy-to-read trade books have too many words that are not in the beginning reader's reading vocabulary. Take Home Stories can be written to be used after completion of an entire basal reader, after a unit within a reader, or after specific stories or lessons. Two criteria need to be employed when writing Take Home Stories: only the vocabulary that students have been taught may be used and all of the new vocabulary for a particular lesson should be included. Because they are inexpensive, consumable, and contain the exact reading vocabulary learned in the basal program, the stories are an ideal tool for parents to use in helping children at home. A variety of activities can be used with the stories including word recognition and meaning, word analysis, recalling details, locating answers, visual memory, sequence of events, drawing conclusions, finding the main idea, and using context clues. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Reading Association (12th, San Francisco, California, November 9-11, 1978); Some figures may not reproduce due to small type