ERIC Number: ED106812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Fort Worth Plan: A Systems Approach for Continuous Progress in Reading for All Elementary Children.
Fort Worth Public Schools, TX.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," was begun in 1970 and serves more than 26,000 students in grades 1-5 in 77 Fort Worth elementary schools. A diagnostic-prescriptive approach is used to teach reading to these students. A "Continuum of Reading Skills" sets forth a basic philosophy, a herrarchy of skills, diagnostic procedures and prescriptive alternatives, and an inventory of multimedia materials for teaching the skills. Multiple basal readers are used in addition to a variety of support materials. Reading specialists coordinate the program in each school and help in diagnosing problems and designing appropriate instructional programs. Resource teachers support classroom teachers by working with principals and reading specialists on special needs and with children as well. Extensive inservice activities are provided at the building level and on a citywide basis. Special needs are met with intensified programs. An intensified bilingual program meets the needs of the Mexican-American population. A parent-involvement program is evolving in the form of volunteer tutoring and instructional aide services. (TO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Fort Worth Public Schools, TX.