ERIC Number: ED239207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Read for Fun: Management Program.
Program materials and a brief description of a remedial reading program for grades 3-6 which uses contests to motivate reading at home are presented. The program uses bulletin board displays to keep track of student progress in the contests. The contests operate as follows: (1) students select a name for their figure on the bulletin board; (2) they take home daily slips of paper for their parents to sign when they have done some reading at home; and (3) when the slips are returned to the teacher, the students receive prizes and are allowed to move their figure along the bulletin board display toward the goal. The themes of the contests, most of which are seasonal, include football, American Indians, Christmas elves, snowmen, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, ducks, and frogs. Most of the document consists of supporting materials including a letter to parents explaining the program; a list of names students can choose for their figures; and, for each contest, daily slips of paper, instructions for creating the bulletin board display, and bulletin board figures. This document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center project. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.
Identifiers: Contests; PF Project