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ERIC Number: ED086967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 33
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The Tolleson Story: The Tolleson Six School Reading Project; A Pilot Project to Help All Students Read Grade Level Textbooks with Adequate Comprehension.
Blossom, Grace A.
This is a report on the first year of a pilot program for building reading comprehension in all subject areas, conducted in six school districts located in a rural area near Phoenix, Arizona, during the school year 1972-1973. Over 50 percent of the high school students were bilingual or bi-cultural. In order to remedy reading retardation, teachers were asked to identify and define difficult vocabulary items and idiomatic phrases and to make copies available to the students. The idea was to bring students up to the level of material rather than to bring the material down to the students' level. The results of this program indicate an average gain in reading comprehension of 3.2 for the freshman class. Teachers felt that the most important result of the program was an improvement in the students' self-image. A copy of the student questionnaire and responses by students as indicated in a preliminary report are included. (LL)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.