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ERIC Number: ED106844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Communication Classes for Secondary School Pupils.
Lafayette Parish School Board, LA.
This program, included in "Effective Reading Programs...," serves 1,674 students in grades 9-12, about 70 percent of whom are black. The program began in 1971 and consists of communication classes, one-semester courses that provide self-pacing, success-oriented instruction in reading for 50 minutes each day. The content is organized into two phases, and students can choose one of several courses at each phase. Participating students usually spend two semesters in the program and are either slow learners orunderachievers as measured by two reading tests which they take in the spring before they are chosen to be in the program. To provide diagnostic-prescriptive instruction, the staff has developed a Guide to Materials for TEACING Basic Reading Skills, which teachers use as a reference whe planning individual programs. The guide includes diagnostic reading tests and a reading analysis sheet, an index of reading skills and materials related to each skill, and suggestions for games and phonics puzzles. The program strongly emphasizes affective development, and at least half of each daily period is spent on open-ended iscussions, role-playing, and oral and listening activities. (TO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lafayette Parish School Board, LA.