ERIC Number: ED106798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Prime Reading Program.
Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves more than 11,200 disadvantaged students in kindergarten through grade 6. The children live in an inner-city area and come from low-income families. The program is individualized and objectives based. The basic reading skills to be learned from readiness to grade 8 are defined in behavioral objectives and arranged in order of difficulty on a continuum provided for the teacher. The teacher selects from a wide variety of materials at the school resource center those materials most appropriate for each objective and for each student's learning style. Following instruction, the student is tested on the objective and, on mastery, progresses to the next objective. An individual student profile indicates the objectives mastered to date and the objective currently being studied. Students receive tutoring assistance from neighboring junior high school students, and a parent advisory committee plays an active role in the program. Teachers and the coordinator and librarians receive 110 hours of inservice training per year covering basic reading skills, use of diagnostic instruments, instruction techniques based on students' learning modality, and classroom management systems. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act