ERIC Number: ED049899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Reading, Grades 7-9.
Rochester Public Schools, Minn.
A reading program for junior-high-school students is outlined in this curriculum guide, which shows how multiple materials and approaches may be utilized to teach reading in the various curriculum areas. The program is recommended for use in the first semester of the seventh grade, the second semester of eighth grade, and as an elective in either semester of grade 9. Remedial reading students who receive small-group instruction are not included in the seventh- and eighth-grade programs. Seventh- and eighth-grade reading classes meet 55 minutes daily for a semester. Suggested time allotments are common skills, 6 weeks; social studies, 3 weeks; science, 3 weeks; literature, 4 weeks; and mathematics, 1 week. In the guide, each of the above five sections is divided into the skill areas of vocabulary, basic thought relationships (comprehension), mechanics, locating and using materials, and study skills and is further subdivided within skill areas. The guide provides the general tract for most students and alternate activities and materials for those students either deficient or proficient in reading skills. The ninth-grade program stresses individual achievement and self-motivation. A bibliography of materials and a ninth-grade student self-analysis form are included. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Rochester Public Schools, Minn.