ERIC Number: ED106797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Jefferson School Design for Right to Read.
La Crosse Joint District 5, WI.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 391 children from preschool through grade 6. The students are largely disadvantaged, and some are physically handicapped an/or mentally retarded. The program is designed to improve students' reading skills and attitudes toward reading, to improve teachers' ability to individualize reading instruction, and to increase the amount of school-community interaction. Classes are organized into three units: primary, including ages 4-9; middle, ages 7-11; and upper, ages 9-13. Instruction is individualized and based on the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development, with pretesting for diagnostic purposes, teacher-directed skill instruction, and posttesting for assessment of skill mastery. Minicenters in several classrooms offer individualized reading activities and games, and some are motor-perceptually oriented. An important component is motor-perceptual movement patterns, a step-by-step progression of muscular development to improve coordination, particularly for reading. Volunteers utilized are parents, grandparents, senior citizens, community members, and older students. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Crosse Joint District 5, WI.