ERIC Number: ED106824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
[Atlanta Right to Read Project.]
Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 1,200 students in K-5 at three elementary schools. Most of the students are black, live in the inner area of a large city, and come from low-income families. The program provides an opportunity for diagnostic treatment, remediation, motivation, and observation of each individual student. For example, at six-week intervals, children are given several comprehensive diagnostic tests. The major purpose of these tests is to give the teachers periodic informal evaluations of pupils' strengths and weaknesses in selected reading skills and to guide them in pinpointing the instructional needs of specific children. The general program objectives are as follows: to provide developmental and corrective reading experiences for all students in the program; to improve academic achievement; to organize reading centers providing special reading instruction for the most severely retarded students; to encourage teachers to use a variety of reading materials and teaching techniques; and to involve students, teachers, and parent tutors in a nontraditional learning environment. Inservice training is an important component and features bimonthly workshops. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.