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ERIC Number: ED029760
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-4
Pages: 21
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"The First R" in Schools.
Torrant, Katherine E.
Reading innovations incorporated into the Newton, Massachusetts, school system are discussed. The program emphasizes individual differences, the influence of the home environment in developing attitudes towards reading, and the importance of prereading experiences for kindergarten children. The basal reading program, the individualized reading program, and the independent reading program in the elementary grades are outlined, noting the singnificance of reading consultants who give leadership and assistance in the reading activities of the elementary schools and of reading clinicians who work with elementary children that have serious blocks to learning and reading. The descriptions of the junior and senior high reading programs include information about their individualized reading, speed reading, creative arts, and study skills programs. A reading and study skills clinic which provides remedial and developmental reading instruction for secondary school students is also discussed. Reading instruction from kindergarten through high school is emphasized. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association Conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968