ERIC Number: ED106835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Eden Gardens Kindergarten Program.
Caddo Parish School Board, Shreveport, LA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 61 kindergarten children, the majority of whom are disadvantaged blacks. The all-day kindergarten program is the first phase in the district-wide Continuous Progress Program in Reading. The sequential stages in the development of reading skills are outlined and are presented in behavioral objective form. At the kindergarten level, these objectives are defined generally as mastery in the areas of motor control, communication, listening, visual and auditory discrimination and perception interpretation, word recognition, and linguistic skills. Within each area, specific tasks are identified as being essential to the development of a strong foundation for learning to read. Every effort is made to vary instruction and to teach with materials that the child enjoys and with which he or she experiences success. At each specific level, a mastery test is administered. If a weakness is revealed, the teacher concentrates on remedying the identified problem before the child can begin work on another level. If the same weakness appears on the retest, the child works with an appropriate resource person until the skills are learned. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Caddo Parish School Board, Shreveport, LA.