ERIC Number: ED204961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Listening and Reading Comprehension (LARC) Program....Experiential Based Sequential Training.
Blumenstyk, Holly; And Others
The LARC (Listening and Reading Comprehension) Program, an experiential based story grammar approach to listening and reading comprehension is described, and a pilot study of its effectiveness with communication handicapped children is reviewed. The LARC framework translates children's own recent experiences into sequenced story episodes which are then read aloud to children during a listening time. Questions (literal and later, inferential) follow each story, with experiences moving from oral only to oral and written. Three parts are considered: the orienting phase (listening/attending skills), question phase, and bridging phase (stories more abstract and complex). The first two parts were field tested with six Ss (5 to 7 years old) and Part III with four Ss (9 to 11 years old). Findings supported the proposition that the LARC framework is feasible and effective. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Listening and Reading Comprehension Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April, 1981, Session Th-77).