ERIC Number: ED106814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Andrews Elementary School Reading Improvement Program.
Redondo Beach School District, CA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," is used schoolwide for 327 children in kindergarten through grade six, including bilingual and educationally disadvantaged children. Begun in 1966, the program uses a multimedia, multimethod approach to reading instruction that is based on individual diagnosis and prescription. An extensive diagnostic battery is available when needed, but the core of the diagnosis is an individual reading test. On the basis of test results, students are grouped for some reading skills and programed with individualized materials for other skills. Activities include machine-assisted instruction, language-experience activities, and the use of flashcards, games, and other commercial and teacher-prepared materials. Children are encouraged to make personal charts, experience charts, and individual personal storybooks to build self-direction and self-esteem. Teachers try to plan activities in series that will provide success at each step. Those children most in need of special help attend a reading lab with a reading specialist for daily instruction. A teacher and the media specialist supplement the reading program with special audiovisual materials. (TO/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Redondo Beach School District, CA.