ERIC Number: ED059573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Improving Reading Comprehension.
Activities, procedures, and resources are suggested for teaching reading comprehension skills to mentally retarded students. The document is intended as a handbook of teaching ideas based upon a flexible listing of sequential comprehension components. Comprehension skills are divided into five global grade levels and 12 major kinds of skills. Emphasis is upon individualizing instruction, using parents to reinforce school training, and presenting material audiovisually. Suggestions for classroom planning and program management are included. Major tests which can be used in the diagnosis of comprehension problems are summarized. Also included are resource lists of supplementary reading materials which can be used to teach comprehension skills, and a resource list of books for slow learners. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Special Education Curriculum Development Center.