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ERIC Number: ED068175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
An Innovative Program for Prevention of Reading Failure in Disadvantaged Pre-School Children by Home Intervention.
Tewksbury, Robert
A proposal for a reading program to help the culturally, economically, and educationally deprived preschool child develop his language and concept formation before he enters school is presented. A home visiting remedial teacher would train parents to develop language skills and concepts through (1) specific fine motor skills, (2) sequencing skills, (3) visual-auditory and language perception, (4) reading suitable books, (5) using cassettes (if the parent cannot read), (6) developing location concepts, (7) using whole sentence structure skills, (8) viewing Sesame Street, and (9) utilizing older siblings. Approximately 25 preschool children from two to five years old will participate. They will be siblings of Title I elementary project pupils enrolled in remedial reading who are culturally and educationally deprived. Staff, consisting of certified reading teachers and aides, will visit each child and his parent at least once a week for an hour to oversee the training. The project will receive publicity through local radio station interviews, a brochure distributed to other educational agencies in the state, and informational feature stories in local newspapers. (DJ)
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Authoring Institution: Greeley School District 6, CO.