ERIC Number: ED106839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Parkrose Heights and Fremont Junior High Reading Program.
Portland Public Schools, OR.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves about 1,400 students from two junior high schools. Approximately 25 percent of the students have a reading deficiency of at least two grade levels. The goal of the program is to provide individualized reading instruction to enable all students to reach their full potential. Placement is made on the basis of tests and teacher recommendations, and a prescription is written for all students according to their needs. In the seventh grade, in addition to the language arts and social studies classes, daily reading classes are held for 45-minute periods. The reading period includes individual skills; group skills; vocabulary-oriented games; reading-related activities such as puzzles, programed reading lab work, or skill sheet work; and one or two free-reading days. The eighth- and ninth-grade classes are a continuation of the seventh-grade program and are also based on skill need, activity, and free-reading days. Classes are kept as small as possible, and individual work is assigned to focus efforts on a particular skill. (WR)
Descriptors: Individualized Reading, Junior High Schools, Reading Achievement, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Remedial Reading, Teacher Effectiveness
Reading Specialist, Parkrose Heights Jr. High School, 12456 N.E. Brazee, Portland, Oregon 97230 ($1.00 descriptive packet)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.