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ERIC Number: ED106819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
PRIMIR (Primary Individualized Reading).
Seattle School District 1, WA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," is designed to minimize the rigidities of the typical basal, three-group plan for teaching primary-level reading. The program serves over 4600 students in grades one through three throughout the Seattle School District. The students come from both inner-city and residential areas of the city and represent a wide range of income levels. The program uses almost any selected basal reading series for a skills-building strand only, and it focuses on self-selection of reading materials by the students. Each classroom has a reading center stocked with paperbacks, comic books, magazines, and other reading materials appropriate for primary-level children. Classroom procedures include total group work for introducing new skills; small- or basal-group work for reviewing, extending, or enriching skills and concepts; use of the graphoneme for teaching decoding skills and code-breaking routines; self-selection of materials for practice; use of reading stations; student goal-setting; and individualized prescriptions based on continuous measurement. Teachers are trained to implement the program and receive about 30 hours of inservice training covering program setup and operation. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle School District 1, WA.