ERIC Number: ED106840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Reading Emphasis Program.
Corpus Christi Independent School District, TX.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves about 5,950 first, second, and third graders from 33 schools. The program hopes to significantly diminish reading problems in its children by offering three years of intensive diagnostic reading instruction for 90 minutes a day during their first three years of school. The reading consultants spend each morning at their assigned school working with children and providing continuous inservice training for the teachers. They instruct teachers in how to use both formal and informal diagnostic testing instruments, how to determine which reader or reading approach will be most successful with each child, and how to group children according to their ability level and interest area. Reading instruction is highly individualized, and the teachers continually evaluate the reading progress of individual students and make appropriate adjustments in each student's reading program. Teachers also use a district-prepared reading guide which is periodically revised and which contains additional information on various ways to use different materials to teach certain skills. In addition, almost 130 parent tutors volunteer each semester in the classrooms and work with children on a one-to-one basis. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corpus Christi Independent School District, TX.