ERIC Number: ED086424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Region One Right-to-Read Project: 1972-73 Evaluation Report.
Linton, Thomas H.
The Right-to-Read Project was introduced into 7 school districts in Region 1 (Texas) in September 1972. Bilingual program materials developed under an Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title VII grant were placed in 34 kindergarten classrooms with an enrollment of approximately 900 students. Because of late enrollments, the number of classrooms increased to 38 and the number of students to 1,000. The materials placed in the classrooms were the first year of a sequential, 4-year program for Mexican American children with little or no knowledge of English. They consist of: (1) Spanish Reading--Region One Literacy Lessons (ROLL), and (2) English as a Second Language--Region One Curriculum Kit (ROCK). Project personnel included 5 staff members and 38 classroom teachers. The program had 7 objectives such as: students must demonstrate they can relate sounds to compose words in their native language; students in the Spanish Reading Program will demonstrate an awareness that the correspondence between letters and sound is not always one-to-one; students in the English as a Second Language Program will be able to generate orally at least 3/4 of the sentence patterns contained in the ROCK I Kit. A goal established for the project was for each classroom to complete reading the 5th booklet in the Spanish Reading Program series by the end of the school year. Fifteen percent of the classrooms actually finished booklet #5, and an additional 17% had started it. The English as a Second Language program progressed as planned, with approximately 65% of the classrooms completing over 90% of the 128 lessons in the program and 85% completing 80%. (KM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 1, Edinburg, TX.