ERIC Number: ED106825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Functional Reading for Maryland.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves all students, kindergarten through grade twelve, in Maryland's public schools. The prime objective of the program is to ensure that all Maryland students can meet society's reading demands. The following three major considerations determine the goals: the reader as a person, the reading conditions, and the purposes for reading. Functional reading skills are identified to enable students to cope with everyday experiences that involve written communications, such as directions, forms, labels, and mail, and to achieve personal development. Specific reading goals are established for students to achieve by grades six, ten, and twelve. For example, among the expectations for students in grade ten are the ability to read applications for a driver's license, job, and welfare and for medical and banking purposes; to understand directions for cooking, sewing, and mechanical devices; and to use vocabulary words related to individual needs. The program delineates the skills that all students should achieve, but it is expected that many students will acquire additional skills to improve their reading ability. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.