ERIC Number: ED105449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Right to Read Language Experience Program.
Dorchester County Board of Education, Cambridge, MD.
One of the programs included in "Effective Reading Programs....," is this program begun in 1969 which uses a language experience approach during the first three years of the children's education, kindergarten through second grade. The primary objective is to develop an initial sight vocabulary and word recognition skills in each child by using the child's own language. The children develop their own basic sight vocabularies and use the words in a variety of ways--for building sentences, for classifying according to function or type, for alphabetizing in preparation for using a dictionary, and as materials for phonics instruction. As the children's vocabulary increases, they are introduced to basal readers to develop reading-thinking skills. Beginning with the second grade, equal emphasis is placed on wide inquiry-type reading, using the library as the principal source of materials. The program places a strong emphasis on language arts and reading, and teachers correlate this approach with other curriculum areas, with the exception of arithmetic and handwriting. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dorchester County Board of Education, Cambridge, MD.