ERIC Number: ED236531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Zoom into Pre-School Story Hour.
Glaser, Ann; Stanton, Sharon
A low-cost reading program at De Anza Junior High School, Ontario, California, designed to motivate reluctant junior high school readers and to develop an early interest in books in preschool children is described. A background history of the Preschool Story Hour is given and sources of books are suggested. Junior high students who may be reluctant readers, remedial readers, gifted readers, low-achieving students, super-achievers, mono-lingual Spanish speakers, and/or bilingual readers read to preschool children to become more effective readers and to learn how to interact with preschool children. Eight guidelines for readers and three finger plays are included. The role of librarians and parents in the program and the benefits to both student readers and preschoolers are described. A step-by-step guide to implementing such a program is provided, followed by a sample program announcement, parent questionnaire (in both Spanish and English), and a bibliography of 17 paperback booklets for use with parents in parent education sessions. (LH)
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Library Role, Parent School Relationship, Peer Teaching, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Attitudes, Reading Difficulties, Reading Improvement, Reading Programs, Remedial Reading, Story Reading
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ontario-Montclair School District, Ontario, CA.
Identifiers: California Demonstration Program in Reading; PF Project; Reading Motivation
Note: Prepared at De Anza Junior High School.