ERIC Number: ED106806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Birch Lane Elementary School Media Services Program.
Davis Joint Unified School District, CA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves all 629 students in kindergarten through grade 6 in one elementary school. The program population includes disadvantaged, bilingual, physically handicapped, and mentally retarded students as well as gifted students. The curriculum is organized in a "Man and his ..." format and includes the following eight themes: environment, history, society, communication, arts, cultural heritage, occupation, and future. Classroom instruction each month is related to one of these areas, and the school's media center organizes programs around each month's topic, offering guest speakers, films, displays, and study trips. Students use the media center individually or in small groups in an informal atmosphere. Students in special reading programs participate in media center programs designed to enlarge their vocabularies, stimulate and expand their interests, and motivate them to learn. The media center includes a darkroom and a kitchen as well as a reading resource center. For teachers' use, a handbook has been developed on the use of materials and equipment in the center, as well as a list describing instructional reading materials available in the center. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Davis Joint Unified School District, CA.