ERIC Number: ED335658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
On the Move: Educating the Whole Child.
Adams, Becky J.
Prairie-Hills Junior High School, located in a suburban school district 25 miles south of Chicago, has a Chapter 1 replacement language arts model that is remedial focusing on spelling, grammar and writing skills. In the classroom there is lots of interaction, lots of oral reading, discussing, and deciding. Students in the Chapter 1 program follow a regular 7-period schedule except that the Chapter 1 staff has input when there are choices to be made relative to students' support system. Components of the program include: (1) peer tutoring; (2) a critical thinking skills program; (3) STAGES (designed by classroom teachers and counselors from the Irvine School District in California; (4) a district-wide parent education program focusing on the at-risk family; (5) a junior high outreach program for those students who are suspended from school, and (6) after-school programs for latch-key children and children in need of tutorial help. Some of the seventh-grade students who go on to the eighth grade are chosen to work on their own newsletter "On the Move." One particular student was "shadowed" for his entire school day on three separate days. The student social and writing skills continue to improve. (Samples of students' correspondence, and a figure outlining the STAGES program are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Illinois
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (36th, Las Vegas, NV, May 6-10, 1991). Illustrations may not reproduce clearly.