ERIC Number: ED106826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
[A Program to Improve the Informational Processing of Children with Reading and Learning Problems.]
Newark Board of Education, NJ.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 1,286 black children, K-2, in six elementary schools. The three-year developmental program uses a systems approach to teaching reading. An organizational chart, the Informational Processing Model, developed by the staff over a period of four years, details the processes by which a child acquires a language system. The information on this chart provides the structure for instructional strategies which focus on the development of gross and fine motor, visual and auditory perceptual, and cognitive language skills. Using an array of sequenced publishers' materials, all the children pursue prescribed activities that develop these skills. Reading and language skills are taught with the Distar reading and language programs. Second graders also spend 50 minutes a day working in the High Intensity Learning System (HILS) center. The HILS is a classroom management system which correlates more than 40 self-pacing, self-correcting reading materials and allows one teacher and one aide to supervise 30 individual reading curriculums at a time. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Newark Board of Education, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III