ERIC Number: ED106810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
The New Approach Method (NAM).
NAM Child Development Center, Trenton, NJ.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," began in 1969. Forty-five preschool-age children are receiving prereading and reading instruction, and parents of 100 other children are using the materials to teach their children at home. The New Approach Method is a series of 84 gamelike lessons, each of which is taped for a particular child by his or her learning partner. The first 36 lessons cover use of the tape recorder and prereading skills such as color recognition, spatial relationships, shapes, and cardinal and ordinal number concepts. The remaining lessons teach reading skills such as identification and printing of letters, consonant and vowel sounds, word families, and sight word recognition. Several concepts are usually combined in each lesson, and concepts are repeated and reviewed frequently. Accompanying each lesson is a series of worksheets that provide visual reinforcement for the taped lesson. By the way a child responds to instructions, the learning partner knows when the child has not understood a key concept. The learning partner can then reinforce the new lesson with supplementary activities, repeat prior lessons, or ask family members or school staff members for help in presenting the lesson. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: NAM Child Development Center, Trenton, NJ.