ERIC Number: ED106790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Client-Centered Basic Skills and Staff Development Center (Project BASIC).
Cedar Rapids Community School District, IA.
One of the programs included in "Effective Reading Programs...," is program, begun in 1971, serves 8000 children in grades 1-4. The program staff has developed a Reading Skills Station notebook, indexed to a criterion-referenced test system, that identifies and describes specific reading skills and suggests over 150 game-like activities that reinforce each skill. Most of the activities require minimal preparation easily handled by a volunteer. The notebook also includes directions for arranging skill centers in the classroom. The staff has also organized Reading Skill Cards, which are indexed to all available materials in the district. The combined project staff and school staff focus on providing demonstration school children with a reading skills period for 30 minutes a day, four days a week, for nine weeks. Teachers who are not trained in one of the demonstration schools participate in off-hour inservice sessions that cover much of the same information provided to the demonstration school staffs. Teachers attempt to make reading a reinforcement in itself by encouraging children to read freely and independently when time allows. Some reinforce with tokens. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cedar Rapids Community School District, IA.