ERIC Number: ED106795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Matteson Four-Dimensional Reading Project.
Matteson School District 162, IL.
One of the programs included in "Effective Reading Programs...," this program serves more than 1,800 children in grades 1-8. Begun in 1972, this program is designed to provide a strong foundation in reading. The teachers in the district defined by behavioral objectives those reading skills essential to decode and comprehend unfamiliar material. They then developed the Matteson 4-D Index Guide, which cross-references by skill and readability level all commercially available materials in the district. The colored index cards list a skill, a related subskill, and pages in specific materials where the child will find work on that subskill. Teachers also wrote individualized learning packets that list one of the behavioral objectives and related learning activities. After completing a major skill, the child takes a criterion-referenced test and either moves to the next major skill or does appropriate review activities. This process continues until the child has successfully completed all levels in the program. Working independently, children spend about two days a week on reading skills and the remaining time on reinforcing activities such as free reading, silent reading, listening games, or composition. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Matteson School District 162, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III