ERIC Number: ED069963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Taxonomy of Reading Skills and Materials for Youths and Adults. A System of Prescribing for Individual Skill Deficiencies.
Giuliano, Helen Solana; And Others
This Taxonomy was designed to assist the instructor or reading specialist in the identification and location of specific instructional materials that can be used for remediation of skill deficiencies. The Taxonomy was developed by the White Plains Adult Education Center, and a description of the Center's program and method of integrating the Taxonomy in its curriculum is provided in the opening section of the document. The topics discussed in this section are: Historical Development; Adult Basic Education Program; Need for Diagnosis of Specific Deficiencies; and Prescription Guidelines. The remainder of the document is the body of the Taxonomy, which contains the following materials: Index of Skills (Word Attack Skills--consonants, vowels, syllables, suffixes, prefixes, synonyms/antonyms/homonyms/homographs, dictionary usage: Alphabetizing, and spelling; Comprehension Skills--reading vocabulary, following directions, reference skills, interpretation of materials, speed comprehension, and appreciation of literautre and poetry; Index of Skills; How to Read an Entry; Taxonomy (Section I, Work Attack Skills; Section II, Comprehension Skills); A Listing of Publishers and Materials; and Learning Laboratory Planning Manual (purpose, guidelines, manual format, prescribed procedures for teachers, Developmental Plan Sheet/Readiness, Developmental Plan Sheets for: Levels 1.5-3.9, 4.0-6.9, and 7.0-12.0, planning with supplemental materials, and learning laboratory materials (grade levels 2.0-13.0). Publishers' addresses and materials referred to in the Taxonomy are listed, and a code key to publishers is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Classification, Curriculum Guides, Diagnostic Teaching, Instructional Materials, Publications, Publishing Industry, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Testing, Word Study Skills
Educational Developmental Laboratories, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10020 (Order No. 380039, no price quoted)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: White Plains Adult Education Center, NY.