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ERIC Number: ED026214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-25
Pages: 11
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Summer Programs.
Toussaint, Isabella H.
An intensive 6-week summer readiness program held in the Beaver Area School District, Beaver, Pennsylvania, developed linguistic facility among 15 preschool children. Daily activities included discussion, picture study, creative arts, field trips, developing experience charts, and other nonlanguage arts activities. A combined experiential, visual-phonic, and kinesthetic approach was used with a variety of instructional materials. The most distinctive feature of the program was the use of primary typewriters during the daily 20-minute typing period. Teacher aids supervised classroom activities and joined the field trips to help each child sharpen his observational powers, enrigh his vocabulary, improve his language facility, and record observations for developing experience charts. At the end of the term, the children's physical, social, and mental readiness for first-grade work was evaluated by the team of teachers, and recommendations were made. First-grade test results favored intensive readiness training using the experiential approach for preschool children. (NS)
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Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.