ERIC Number: ED106828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Title I Compensatory Reading Centers.
Greenville County School District, Greenville, SC.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 1650 disadvantaged students in grades three through seven at ten elementary schools and three middle schools. Reading centers in the elementary and middle schools are designed to give intensive individualized instruction in basic reading skills. Students at least one year behind grade level at the elementary level and two years behind at the middle level are selected for the program through teacher recommendation or diagnostic tests. Each center is staffed by at least one trained reading teacher and one aide. Many instructional methods are used, including machines, programed learning, language experience, phonics, linguistics, and basal instruction. Numerous books are provided for independent reading and skills application, and games are used to reinforce skills. Students are directed to activities that meet their needs, and they have free time for reading. The elementary centers are completely individualized, while in the middle schools, the staff works with small groups of individuals who have similar needs. In addition to individualized reading help, group meetings with the children are held for the purpose of building positive self-attitudes about themselves, other people, and reading. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Greenville County School District, Greenville, SC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I