ERIC Number: ED103827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Developed Auditory-Vocal Functioning with TV Tapes and Scripts.
Cafarella, Ruth L.
This paper discusses the TV Reading Program in Philadelphia and Mount Vernon which encourages the development of auditory-vocal behaviors without preempting the English, social studies, or science curricula. The program in both districts fosters practice in expressing standard grammar orally. Teachers in the TV Reading Program work from prepared scripts, giving students precise definitions for the vocabulary found in the scripts. Students dramatize the scripts, reciting responses in unison. Although the initial development of a concept is at an abstract level, the verbal input is supported by concrete experience when the video portion of the TV tape is switched on. When concepts are not represented visually, teachers lead students to perceive the parameters of the concept through a questioning technique which requires students to affirm or negate the relationships of the new concept with familiar concepts. A pilot study of the impact of the program on the reading behavior of seventh graders encouraged the expansion of the program and the application for a federal grant to install an on-the-job training program for secondary teachers. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)