ERIC Number: ED246020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Basic Skills Instructional System: A Manual for Improving the Reading and Language Arts Skills of Low Achieving Students.
Webb, Rodman B.; And Others
Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc. Research Bulletin, v17 n2 Fall 1983
This manual presents a program of instruction, the Basic Skills Instructional System, which coordinates a number of teaching strategies into a single instructional system. Section 1 describes the organizational phase of the system: (1) teacher expectation; (2) resistance from low achieving students; (3) avoiding confrontations; (4) management of class time; and (5) effective teaching behaviors. In the second section, the development phase of instruction is described. During this phase, new concepts or basic skills are introduced to the class. Ways in which materials are presented to ensure that all students achieve a basic understanding of what is expected of them are outlined. Section 3 is devoted to a description of the seatwork phase of instruction; the aim of this phase is to consolidate learning and to increase students' proficiency in a specific, narrow area. The fourth section provides a description of effective practices in planning, assigning, and evaluating homework. In the final section, effective techniques are outlined for reviewing critical materials so that students can retain knowledge and consolidate learned skills. (JD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Homework, Instructional Development, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Low Achievement, Reading Instruction, Research Utilization, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Florida Educational Research and Development Council, P. O. Box 506, Sanibel, FL 33957 ($3.00; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Sanibel.