ERIC Number: ED106838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Interest, Needs Developmental Reading Program.
Jordan School District, Sandy, UT.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves an unselected cross section of more than 700 seventh- and eighth-grade students from suburban middle-income families. The program aims to make students proficient in the areas of word attack skills, including phonetic and structural analysis, comprehension skills, work-study skills, and oral reading. The program utilizes the diagnosis of individual differences and careful consideration of these differences as the basis for building a sound developmental reading program. Other major objectives of the program include making every student feel important and successful, making reading as exciting and enjoyable as possible, and meeting each student's needs in both scholastic and social settings through individualization. The remedial reading teacher works in conjunction with the general reading program, thus minimizing the stigma often attached to such classes. The program provides a wide variety of books at students' independent reading levels, but below their instructional levels, and students are allowed class time for recreational reading. The encouragement of parents to become involved in the home reading program constitutes a key feature of the program. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jordan School District, Sandy, UT.