ERIC Number: ED105377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
PLATO Elementary Reading Curriculum.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.
The PLATO Elementary Reading Curriculum (PERC), a computer based instructional program, is presented in this report. The aims of the PERC staff were to: (1) build a complete computer based reading curriculum designed to bring students from illiteracy to literacy; (2) design into the curriculum structure the possibility for use in a wide range of modes; (3) take full advantage of the unique audiovisual capabilities of the PLATO IV terminal; and (4) demonstrate the feasibility of the PERC in a variety of public school settings. Although the long-range goal is to create a complete curriculum for kindergarten through grade six, only the beginning reading (kindergarten and part of first grade) section is complete and included in this document. PERC is currently made up of 51 objectives, each defining a small part of the larger task of learning to read and each with a number of suggested activities. To complete an objective, a student must complete the sequence of activities prescribed by that objective. And to complete the curriculum, a student must complete all 51 objectives. This document includes the curriculum chart, showing the paths a student takes through the curriculum, and the curriculum, with its objectives and activities. (TO)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.