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ERIC Number: ED097636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Reading Comprehension in Content Areas. Endof Budget Period Report and Final Project Report.
Orland Joint Union Elementary School District, CA.
The major objective of this project was to enable at least two-thirds of the students with reading difficulties contributing to below grade level performance at entry to grades four through eight to show an increase in reading comprehension of at least 1.2 levels of a standardized test at the year's end. Activities aimed at achieving this objective included: inservice workshops for target teachers; selection of target population following pretesting of all students in the grades involved; writing of commentary scripts to accompany each lesson throughout the social studies text; and recording the lesson, together with commentary materials and descriptive music when possible, to provide dramatic, workable, and usable reading lessons. A pretest was given to the students at the beginning of the school year, followed by a posttest at the completion of the year. The results indicated that target students in grades four and five made significant gains in reading comprehension when compared with control groups. Specific recommendations included: implementation of the program in grades three, four, and five; and statewide dissemination of the program. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Orland Joint Union Elementary School District, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III